Some experts claim that we are facing the sixth great extinction and although some emblematic species such as the black vulture are recovering or reappearing, as in the case of the otter, the decline of the species is alarming. The Mediterranean is especially vulnerable to global change and especially to climate change, and this carries the risk of biodiversity loss.
The experience of the Barcelona Zoo in the task of conserving biodiversity teaches us how, without being able to reverse habitat conditions, failure is predestined for the reintroduction of species despite the great efforts that are being made. Therefore, the focus of the Zoo’s conservation projects is not only on the protection of species, but also on the conservation and improvement of habitats.
The Barcelona Zoo as the oldest zoological institution in Catalonia, and from the sense of responsibility in the protection of both the species and the country’s habitats, carry out various conservation projects.