ZooLab gives back!
67 TONNES OF CARBON OFFSET!
THE ISSUE: CLIMATE CHANGE
Businesses account for around 85% of the total carbon emissions. The total concentration of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) in our atmosphere hit record highs in 2022, causing temperatures to skyrocket.
Studies show that, on average, temperatures rose worldwide by 1.55°f (0.86°c) in 2022 compared to 20th Century records. This rise in temperature changes the climate of our planet, affecting crops, wildlife, and us.
THE ISSUE: DISEASE
THE SOLUTION: AREA IDENTIFICATION AND COLLECTION
Blue Woodlice Detectives uses citizen science to monitor worldwide woodlice populations for the deadly iridovirus.
Iridovirus causes woodlice to gain crystal structures in their cells, giving them a blue appearance. These diseases can be responsible for the demise of colonies.
ZooLab staff will go on a woodlice hunt and encourage nurseries and schools to do the same.
We will record the location of the search and if blue woodlice were discovered. Those comfortable doing so will aid in collecting the infected individuals.
The Blue Woodlice Detective project helps test the effectiveness of antivirals, study the virus and create a map of infected areas.
THE ISSUE: RHINO POACHING
Since 2008 over 11,000 rhinos have been poached in Africa.
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa has increased by 9,000% since 2007.
The horns are used in traditional Asian medicine. It is believed they cure a whole range of ailments from hangovers to cancer. It is often bought as a symbol of wealth.
THE ISSUE: ANIMALS & WAR
Animal welfare is our number one priority, which is why we support every effort being taken right now to keep animals alive, safe and cared for.
A lot of pets have lost their homes and their owners during this time. Zoo animals are under constant threat with food and water shortages.
THE ISSUE: LITTER POLLUTION
Almost 48% of people admit to dropping litter and cleaning up rubbish from the streets of Britain costs taxpayers around £500 million per year!
Plastic in the ocean is a major concern - according to the Marine Conservation Society, around 2,000 pieces of litter are collected per kilometre by their litter pickers along our coastline.
THE ISSUE: DEFORESTATION
Brazil loses about 1.7 million hectares of rainforest each year; this accounts for 1/3 of the earth’s total deforestation.
Ocelots depend on dense vegetation for protection, denning, raising young, and hunting. Animal populations have experienced 68% decline in population numbers.