Conservation Outreach – Connecting the zoo to the wild
Modern zoos can be a powerful force for conservation. The Calgary Zoological Society operates the Calgary Zoo in order to provide visitors with the opportunity to make a personal connection with the animals in their care. In their turn, the animals at the Calgary Zoo serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts helping people make a further connection to the conservation of species in the wild.
In addition, the Calgary Zoological Society operates a Conservation Outreach enterprise to conduct or support conservation initiatives aimed at the protection of species where they exist in the wild. The combination of building public support for conservation through a visit to the Calgary Zoo plus providing direct support for conservation in the wild, makes the Calgary Zoological Society an effective twenty-first century conservation organization.
Read more about the history of Conservation Outreach here.
Calgary Zoo Conservation Outreach utilizes its network of conservation scientists and field project coordinators to identify conservation priorities both locally and internationally. Collaboration with other conservation organizations and local communities is a strong element of our activity. To read more about the strategic focus of Conservation Outreach go here.
If you would like to support Calgary Zoo Conservation Outreach by making a donation click here to go directly to the Conservation Outreach donations area.