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RioZoo-World Environment Week. Photo: Alexander Apple Tree.
RioZoo-World Environment Week. Photo: Alexander Apple Tree.

RioZoo offers week of free lectures on World Environment Week

Programming is designed to awaken the consciousness about the care of the
environment and promotes the exchange of experiences between students and experts

From 5 to 11 of June, in the Auditorium of the Rio Zoo, Park since October last year is administered by the waterfalls and that since then underwent several improvements, offers free lectures and workshops, the 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with comprehensive themes as "sustainability in national parks", "Waste management in zoos", in partnership with Aquarius, Furnas, PMERJ, IBAMA, Muzzles of light Association. The full schedule is available on the website:


— The Rio Zoo, with this diverse programming, is consolidated as an important instrument of education, conservation and research. In addition to lectures and workshops, We opened for the presentation of academic papers, giving space for experts and students to exchange knowledge — recalls José Roberto Scheller Junior, Director of RioZoo.

RioZoo – Semana Mundial do Meio Ambiente. Foto: Alexandre Macieira.

RioZoo-World Environment Week. Photo: Alexander Apple Tree.


Day 05/06
9h to 1:00 pm- Falconry team presentation and dissemination of the environmental work of the Zoo and of representatives of the Department of conservation and Environment, in the lobby of the administrative center of São Sebastião-CASS-new town

13h to 5:00 pm- Roundtable: "The conservation of species in zoos, aquariums and preservation centres "

– Dr. Alcides Piscinatti-Veterinarian and Director of the Primate Center of Rio de Janeiro/INEA

– Marcelo Szpilman-marine biologist Director of Aquarius
– Barbara Neil-RioZoo's veterinary medical and doctoral candidate at UFF
– Luiz Paulo Marques Ferraz-Geographer and Executive Secretary of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association

DAY 06/06
13h às 17h – "Biology of Bats", with Shirley Seixas da Silva-Rescuing Green Institute Biologist

"The role of IBAMA on conservation of species", with helium Bustamanti – Coordinator of the center of biodiversity/IBAMA
"Nature in situ", with José Felipe Monteiro Pereira – engineer

DAY 07/06
13h às 17h – "Waste management in zoos", with Anderson Mendes Augusto-Master and the Biologist RioZoo

"Sustainability in parks", with Talita Uzêda – Environmental Engineer of the Group Falls
"The importance of environmental education in zoos", with Marcelo Weiller-RioZoo biologist and professor

Contact for participation and questions via e-mail:

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