Botanical and Zoological Gardens
Zoological and botanical gardens are multi-purpose facilities the primary purpose of which is to contribute to the preservation of biological diversity through the keeping of animals and growing of plants, scientific and research work, and environmental education and awareness raising for the general public.
At present, there are 19 zoological gardens licensed by the MoE in the Czech Republic, 15 of which are members of the Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens. There are over 50 botanical gardens; 26 of them are members of the Union of Botanical Gardens of the Czech Republic. The MoE website includes links to the website of both the unions as well as individual facilities, containing abundant interesting information about their activities, professional profiles, and involvement in projects to save endangered animal and plant species. The Zoological Gardens section includes links to international zoological garden unions and other sources of information.