- KASA IN WORLD’S CONSERVACIONIST SCENERY:
KASA’s president, Elias Sadalla Filho was invited by Robert Lacy, the president of Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), to become a member of the Regional Network CBSG Brazil.
The Conservation Breeding Specialist Group is part of IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Composed by more than 900 volunteers from 92 countries, CBSG is one the biggest of the 120 Specialist Groups of the Species Survival Commission (SSC), one of the six commissions of IUCN.
CBSG Brazil is the first Regional Network of CBSG in South America and was created in June 2004. The president is the reputed researcher Patricia Medici from IPÊ.
- KASA IN BRAZIL’S CONSERVACIONIST SCENERY :
The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment and Fundação Biodiversitas invite federal, state and municipal governmental institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations, social movements and indigenous communities, the academic, scientific and private sectors to join efforts to build and implement the Brazilian Alliance for Zero Extinction – BAZE. KASA is participating in this initiative.
The Brazilian Alliance for Zero Extinction – BAZE – intends to join technical, scientific, financial and political skills from Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, both national and international, to conserve and recover the species listed in the Official List of the Endangered Brazilian Fauna and Flora Species. Aligned with the Brazilian Constitution and the Convention on Biological Diversity, among other legal documents, the Alliance is an attempt to conserve the Brazilian Biodiversity to our present and future generations, reaching for the 2010 goals to significantly reduce the current rate of biodiversity loss.
- KASA IN WORLD’S CONSERVACIONIST SCENERY
Dr. Carlos R.Ruiz-Miranda, as chairman of Central and South American Reintroduction Specialist Group, from IUCN, invited KASA’s president Elias Sadalla Filho to join it.
Dr Peter W. Lucas invited Dr Elias Sadalla Filho to become a board member of the SOUTHERN MURIQUI BRAZILIAN ATLANTIC FOREST PROJECT (http ://www.southernmuriqui.org/), which was set up in the USA (registered in New York) to raise funds for projects related to Atlantic forest where southern Muriquis live.
The president of KASA, Elias Sadalla Filho, was invited and visited the wonderful animal park Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar in November 2012.
Al Wabra is an oasis of greenery, palm trees and many rare wildlife from around the world. Fueled by a passion for nature, Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al Thani assembled an international team of veterinary specialists, biologists and keepers dedicated to the care and conservation of rare animals and mostly endangered.
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is not a zoo and many areas are closed and marked with “no access” signs for visitors not to disturb sensitive animals and even the enclosures are made primarily for animals and not for visitors. This makes the preservation of a unique place, with a high success rate in breeding rare and sensitive. The more than 2,500 animals in over a hundred species, including animals that do not exist in any other zoo in the world, as the Erlanger Gazelle, the Beira Antelope and especially , about 60 Spix’s Macaws. The Spix’s Macaws are extinct in the wild and the Sheikh acquired a farm of more than 3,000 ha in the backlands of Bahia state in Brazil, in conjunction with the start ICMBio strategy reintroduction of the birds in nature.