Animal Conservation

A tiger stands with eyes wide open and face partially shrouded in shadow.

What do we mean by animal conservation?

At The Zoo Society, we work hard to make an impact and to protect our beloved animal friends who are endangered or at risk of extinction. When you donate, you will have peace of mind knowing that your gifts are making a difference, contributing to the welfare of our zoo animals, and those at risk in our region and beyond.

Your impact! In 2019, our conservation reach included contributions to The Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund, which funded 15 projects. These projects ranged from Marine Conservation, Enhancing Polar Bear Tracking Technology, Conservation and Research of Carnivores of Southeast Asia, Elephant Conservation in Sumatra, and Zoo-based Research and Conservation.

Animal conservation is how we practice being responsible stewards of the earth’s limited resources by protecting animal species and their habitats from extinction. According to the IUCN Red List, there are 32,000 species that are at risk of extinction.

Why are these species at risk? There are several threats to animals and their habitats, such as habitat destruction/degradation, habitat fragmentation, poaching, overexploitation, pollution, and climate change.

Every gift empowers passion for wildlife and helps support the mission and vision of The Zoo Society.