Artis expresses its love and respect for nature in cooperation with several other organisations.
NATURE CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS
Artis is a member of a number of platform organisations that also do nature conservation work.
- The Dutch Federation of Zoos (NVD), which is the umbrella organisation for Dutch zoos. The NVD zoos work in close collaboration on education, recreation, nature conservation and research.
- International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the international environmental network of government and NGO member organisations that supports the conservation of nature and biodiversity.
- European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), which facilitates cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation.
- the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an example of internationally respected legislation.
- World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), an organisation that guides, encourages and supports zoos and aquariums in global conservation.
Read more about the nature conservation projects at Artis.
PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS
The role of nature in society is changing and Artis believes that its fundamental task is to strengthen its position in the field of nature education. To that end, Artis is developing new activities and partnering with various projects and organisations to make it all possible:
- The redevelopment of Artis is underwritten by the municipality of Amsterdam, which has provided a subsidy to support the initiative. Artis also receives a contribution from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation for the nature education it provides.
- Representatives of several Amsterdam municipal offices (the Centre District and the DMO Social Development Department and DRO Physical Planning Department) and the Social Infrastructure Committee of the Province of North Holland are working with Artis to plan the redevelopment.
- The Plantage, an oasis in Amsterdam’s inner city. Amid its verdant streets, the Plantage neighbourhood offers a rich assortment of culture, history, nature and science. It may be one of Amsterdam’s most varied neighbourhoods.
- In developing activities such as the MicroZoo, Artis is working closely with the VSNU association of Dutch research universities, as well as the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University, Utrecht University and knowledge institutes such as TNO. Artis also enjoys support and involvement from the business community; DSM holds a very important position in that context.
- University of Amsterdam. The Artis Chair of Culture, Landscape and Nature is affiliated with the UvA, with Dr Erik de Jong as a special professor in that chair. The chair is made possible in part by the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB).
- The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science wants to develop the modernisation plans, determining the details in consultation with the many different organisations operating in the field of cultural history. The National Service for Cultural Heritage (RCE) has published guidelines for Modernisation of Monument Care (MoMo) which mentions Artis as an example of such a process. The RCE provides support and advice for the restoration of national monuments at Artis, such as the Monkey House, the Great Museum and the Members Rooms.