Modern zoos’ journey into the future goes far beyond the scope of zoos today and the global zoo and aquarium conservation strategy plays an important role on this path. Zoos and conservation organizations across the world joined forces in the global zoo and aquarium conservation strategy years ago. The stated aim of all participants is to play their part in protecting and preserving global natural habitats, along with the plants and animals that live in them, that still exist today. The strategy involves more than just paying lip service and it places obligations on the participants. Many of the objectives, achievements and standards formulated by the strategy are already part of the traditions that have been fostered at Basel zoological gardens for many years. For example, the Etoscha, Gamgoas and Australis enclosures bring biological and ecological backgrounds to life for the purpose of the strategy. Nature’s food chain is presented in the Etoscha house and the Gamgoas house is characterized by the conflict-ridden relationship between human beings and nature. Australis gives an insight into the unique world of animal reproduction on the Australian continent. The opening mentioned also includes Basel Zoo’s financial investments in scientific projects.