Diergaarde Blijdorp is the first Dutch zoo to receive the international “BGCI Botanic Garden” seal of approval. The Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a collaborative international network of botanical gardens with the aim of safeguarding plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.
The botanical staff worked hard to meet the criteria of the BGCI. This included sustainability, activities and research in the field of nature conservation. This accreditation is a nice international recognition for the activities of Diergaarde Blijdorp as a botanical garden.