Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Dr. Andreas Knieriem

CEO Zoologischer Garten Berlin AG

Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Welcome to the CBSG ANNUAL MEETING

Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Dr. Andreas Knieriem

CEO Zoologischer Garten Berlin AG

Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Dear guests and colleagues,

I would like to welcome you to the CBSG Annual Meeting in Berlin.

Berlin is a modern, forward-thinking city with a unique history whose traces are still present on every street corner. The city’s past – its division into East and West Berlin up to 1989 – not only created a remarkable urban landscape, it also gave rise to the unusual situation that Berlin now has two zoos: Zoo Berlin with its affiliated Aquarium in the western part of the city, and the Tierpark in the east. Today, these two institutions are inseparable, together making up the incorporated company Zoologischer Garten AG. Berlin’s zoos are therefore a perfect reflection of the city’s unique character: a fusion of past and future.

We are delighted to be able to host this year’s CBSG Annual Meeting with the primary focus on CBSG’s role in realizing the SSC’s vision for species conservation planning here in Germany’s zoo capital. Exciting days await us, full of interesting, exciting and challenging topics of discussion.

I very much look forward to welcoming you all to an unforgettable meeting in Berlin this October.