About Us

ZGAP was founded by a small group of dedicated conservationists, spearheaded by Roland Wirth in Munich in 1982.

ZGAP helps place a spotlight on many threatened yet neglected species. For instance before, few had ever heard of the Philippine Spotted Deer, nor was it red-listed at that time. When ZGAP took first interest in the species in 1984, it was at the edge of extinction – it still is threatened now, but at least survives thanks to various conservation activities (including captive breeding) initiated since then.

ASAP Species That We Work On

Northern River Terrapin Batagur baska
Palawan Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis
Black-winged Myna Acridotheres melanopterus
Javan Green Magpie Cissa thalassina
Negros Bleeding Heart Gallicolumba keayi
Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia
Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons
Rufous-headed Hornbill Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni
Yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea
Bawean Deer Axis kuhlii
Cat Ba Langur Trachypithecus poliocephalus
Tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis
Visayan Warty Pig Sus cebifrons 

What We Do

ZGAP advises, coordinates, financially supports, and sometimes provides personnel to a wide range of project activities for little known, yet highly endangered species and subspecies.

ZGAP's support for active species recovery projects (including, where appropriate, captive breeding) by local partner organisations such as, for example, Katala Foundation (Philippines), Talarak Foundation (Philippines), Cat Ba Langur Project (Vietnam), Taman Safari/Kasi Foundation (Indonesia) aims to be long-term (years or decades.

Where We Work

Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

Contact Details

Roland Wirth
c/o Zoo Landau in der Pfalz Hindenburgstr. 12 D-76829 Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
+49 (0)6341-9455584

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Photo Credits

Roland Wirth