Squirrel Monkey grabs a blade of grass

European Endangered species Programme

Woburn Safari Park is an European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) accredited zoo, and participates in the captive management of endangered breeding animals through the EAZA Ex-Situ Programme (EEP). These help to ensure a viable and sustainable captive population of key species is maintained long term. 

Each programme plays a key role in the conservation of notable and endangered species. The co-ordinator and committee also make recommendations on animal moves between zoos.

The EEP is the most intensive form of managed breeding and is conducted by an EEP co-ordinator, assisted by a species committee. The role of the co-ordinator is to collate data on all individuals of a particular species and analyse this data annually using a computer software programme.

Barbary Macaque monkey chews and hangs from wooden rope swing with cars and trees in background