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The BioCity in Münster Zoo was inaugurated on the 5th of July in 2005. Situated in a glass building at the entrance of the zoo, its three components are dealing with the so called “Network of Life”:
The International Centre for the Conservation of Turtles (IZS) aims at saving critically endangered Asian turtles from extinction. The Asian box turtles of the genus Cuora belong to the species in focus of turtle specialist Elmar Meier who takes care of the breeding centre in his spare time.
In the Education Centre, children and youngsters have the opportunity to conduct their own “projects” under professional supervision. The interrelation between biodiversity and environment can be experienced in the laboratory and in the field where the young scientists can work on their own or in a team. The favourable situation in Münster Zoo offers the unique opportunity to observe the behaviour of various animals. BioCity’s own laboratory is the perfect place to elaborate experiments, analyse the data and present the results.
The Information Centre deals with the most important task of our society within the 21st Century – to preserve and explore biodiversity as the basis of all life. This exhibition with viewing possibilities into the International Centre for Conservation of Turtles is daily open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the summer term (April until September), until 5 p.m. in October and March and until 4 p.m. in the winter term (November until February).
If you have any question or comment concerning the BioCity or one of its components, please don´t hesitate to send us a message - either using this form or via an email to info@biocity-muenster.de.