An important role for modern zoological institutions is direct involvement in the conservation of threatened species and their ecosystems.
AQUATIS has been committed from the beginning to actively participate in various conservation programs. The choice of certain species is linked to the zoological population management programmes of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The aim through the programmes coordinated by EAZA is to obtain the largest diversity of genetic heritage of the species in question and to manage the births according to real needs.
Discover below AQUATIS' commitments and collaborations in the conservation of species.
Sea cucumbers, arapaimas, spotted salamanders, tree frogs, but also other endangered species such as our eels, our Rhone aprons, the Komodo dragon or the vipers of Mount Mangshan! Many of our small and large animals are still waiting for their godmothers or godfathers.
Project Concept and Missions
AQUATIS is an exchange platform that promotes the protection of ecosystems and sustainable development. This vision can be seen in all the missions of conservation, research and dissemination of knowledge.
The Komodo dragon is a living legend and one of the flagship animals of modern zoology along with, for example, gorillas and black rhinos.
White-faced sakis are New World monkeys found mainly in the triangle of French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, eastern Venezuela and northern Brazil.
European pond turtle
The European pond turtlee is the only native aquatic turtle we have in Switzerland. Highly endangered due to the destruction of their biotopes and the release of invasive species such as Florida turtles. The latter are larger and more aggressive than the European turtles.
The Gila monster is part of the Heloderms, large saurians that have inhabited our planet for about 100 million years. This means that they already existed in the time of the dinosaurs!
The first, that of the Mangshan Viper is currently the only conservation programme for a venomous snake in Europe.
The Aquatis Foundation supports the promotion of environmental education and sustainable development. As guarantor of the scientific and cultural project of AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne, it proposes and finances temporary exhibition projects, lecture cycles and educational activities.
Privatization, School, Tour Operators, ...
Would you like to benefit from offers adapted to your group visit to AQUATIS? We certainly have an attractive offer for you!
Families are of paramount importance in our establishment and it is important to us to offer the best services for all generations. Aquatis Hotel combines leisure, education and pedagogy.
THE GARDEN RESTAURANT
Take a break at The Garden, the open restaurant located on the AQUATIS platform. Discover our dishes of the day, our suggestions of the week and our dishes to share in group or in family.