Parco Natura Viva and UIZA (Associazione Italiana Zoo e Acquari)
Parco Natura Viva was opened in 1969. It covers about 42 hectares of land and is a naturalistic zoological garden which is home to some 1.200 specimens belonging to 200 species. The Park has 140 employees and permanent suppliers. The Park is divided into two main areas to visit: the Safari Park, in which the visitor stays in his vehicle, and the Fauna Park, which is for pedestrians only. The Park’s predominant activity involves the breeding of wild animal species, in coordination with leading zoological institutions in Europe.
Among the most important associations which the Park is part of, are: Italian Association of Zoos and Aquaria, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The link and cooperation with the EAZA international network is very strong. For the management of specimens of endangered species we refer to the EEP (European Endangered species Programme) and ESB (European Studbook) breeding programs.
To find out about the other naturalistic associations to which the Parco Natura Viva belongs, click here