Partula snail conservation programme
Riga Zoo has been participating in Partula EEP (European Endangered Species Program) since 2002. Riga Zoo breeds several Partula species that are already extinct in the wild: Partula tristis, P. varia, P. radiolata (up to 2008) and P. suturalis strigosa (since 2009). The best results were achieved with Partula varia. In 2017 Riga Zoo held 56% of the entire world population of this species. In 2017 we sent 190 P. varia specimens to the United Kingdom to be included in a reintroduction program in French Polynesia.