Securing a Future for Wildlife
The Zoo has been working to protect wildlife around the world for more than two decades. We are confronting the most vital, complex and emerging threats to species survival in the wild. Our wildlife conservation efforts protect species today and benefit wildlife, human communities and the habitats we share into the future.
The Zoo is addressing issues that threaten species in the wild and are key to the long-term survival of wildlife and habitats. We support, develop and implement unique and collaborative conservation projects that promote wildlife survival and benefit human communities by:
Protecting wildlife from immediate threats resulting from unsustainable human activity, including human-wildlife conflict, illegal wildlife trade, and habitat loss. Strategic and collaborative efforts are needed at every level to protect wildlife and habitats from exploitation and illegal activity.
Building conservation capacity locally and regionally to strengthen the knowledge, skills, tools, competencies and abilities of individuals and communities (through training, education, awareness-building, and empowerment) - improving their ability to effectively carry out conservation activities.
Promoting conservation science through the study of biodiversity, conservation, wildlife and human ecology, and examining the relationships between them. Investigations embrace the natural, physical, social, economic and political sciences and generate information needed for effective and measurable conservation impacts.
The Zoo targets efforts in Africa, Asia and Latin America and works with conservation partners in more than two dozen countries around the world. No matter the location, we consider local and regional practices and values, and cultivate programs that are sensitive to the needs and activities of people living with wildlife.