SUPPORTED CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS
AAZK San Diego is proud to support the following organizations. Please click on their links to learn more about their conservation efforts.
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Acres for the Atmosphere is a project inspired by the 2011 National AAZK Conference AAZK San Diego hosted. AAZK San Diego teamed up with The San Diego River Parks Foundation and raised money to purchase trees that were then planted in January and February of 2012 to offset the carbon footprint from the conference.
Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) works in partnership with indigenous people in conserving biodiversity, health, and culture in tropical America. ACT recognizes the inextricable link between the survival of the forest and the local forest culture, and supports the creation of nature reserves to protect critical habitat areas.
The American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. (AAZK) purpose is to foster a professional attitude in animal keepers and aquarists by encouraging them to become active members of professional teams at today’s zoos and aquariums.
Members of Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are a network of more than 6,000 committed zoo and aquarium professionals, organizations and suppliers world-wide. All share a commitment to wildlife conservation, education, science and animal care.
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC) works to provide long term captive care of unreleasable sun bears, work to rehabilitate and release sun bears, and educate the public to raise awareness of this bear species.
Bowling for Rhinos (BFR): In Kenya Africa we support the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) a catalyst for conservation where our donations help protect both black and white rhinos and most of the other species native to East Africa. In Asia, BFR supports the International Rhino Foundation (IRF). Action for Cheetahs in Kenya also receives a percentage of funds raised, thus protecting habitats and the various species found in the area. 100% of all donations are sent directly to these insitu rhino conservation areas!
The Bushmeat Project supports partnerships that help protect vital ecosystems and vibrant societies in equatorial Africa. Our biggest challenge now is to reduce bush-meat demand by keeping people from eating primates.
The California Wolf Center is an education and conservation center focusing on the North American Gray Wolf, promoting conservation through education, exhibition, participation in captive breeding programs, and studies of captive-wild wolves.
The Center for Ecosystem Survival (CES) work to protect wildlife and nature through six programs: Adopt an Acre, Adopt a Reef, Nature Savers, Conservation Parking Meters, Insect Discovery Lab, and Biodiversity Slide Set. CES works to increase individual participation in and awareness of worldwide conservation.
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was established in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker and works to conserve cheetahs and their habitats through the integration of education and public outreach, applied conservation biology and management, public policy, and science and research.
Grevy’s Zebra Trust was established to conserve Grevy’s zebra, an endangered species, across its range in collaboration with local communities. Located in Kenya, with extension to Ethiopia, we recognise the critical role played by pastoral people whose livelihoods are inextricably linked to the same landscape.
The Kibale Fuel Wood Project is a program of Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund, a registered nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, US. The Fuel Wood Project uses storytelling and other innovative methods to protect Kibale National Park from loss of trees due to encroachment.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation firmly believes that the fate of our vanishing Philippine Eagle, the health of our environment, and the quality of Philippine life are inextricably linked. We are therefore committed to promote the survival of the Philippine Eagle, the biodiversity it represents, and the sustainable use of our forest resources for future generations to enjoy.
Polar Bears International is dedicated to the worldwide conservation of polar bears. Current major projects include funding a landmark study on how to improve the lives of polar bears in zoos, under-writing polar bear research on Russia’s Wrangel Island, building an online polar bear library, and continuing educational outreach.
Project Wildlife was founded in 1972 and has over 500 dedicated volunteers that give injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life. They complete this mission through reahbilitation, education, and conservation of native species. They are committed to helping wildlife and help over 10,000 birds and mammals representing over 320 species each year in San Diego County. Project Wildlife staff are always on call for wildlife emergencies and should be reached at 619-225-9453(WILD).
The San Diego Bird Atlas is a project of the San Diego Natural History Museum to produce a book of maps showing the distribution of each bird species, where each species is confirmed and suspected to be breeding, and where it winters regularly and irregularly.
The San Diego River Park Foundation works to support and empower community groups in restoring and enhancing the San Diego River and to foster stewardship of the river in perpetuity. The Foundation supports projects which will help to establish a river-long park while restoring and enhancing the river and its watershed.
The Seafood Watch is a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources. We recommend which seafood to buy or avoid.
Shape of Enrichment was founded in 1991 to further environmental enrichment efforts for captive animals around the world.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation’s goal is to ensure that agricultural lands, forest lands, open spaces, and set-aside lands be managed to allow for maximum practicable utilization by all species historically present in the region. The WHF works with land owners toward habitat restoration and management.
The International Rhino Foundation is involved in programs both in nature and in captivity, both of which IRF believes are critical for the survival of rhinos. The IRF focuses on the species most in need of, and most appropriate for, intensive protection and management. IRF focuses its projects where conservation will have its most significant impact, and when possible, is a catalyst and facilitator rather than a primary implementer. Additionally, the IRF provides linkages between captive and wild populations of rhinos, with the ultimate objective of helping captive populations become truly viable and hence an integral part of conservation strategies for rhinos.
WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. We envision a world where people no longer buy wildlife products such as shark fin, elephant ivory and rhino horn.
Wildlife SOS works to help all wildlife in India and has programs to assist birds, dugongs, monkeys, and whatever other wildlife is in need of assistance and protection.
We have also supported:
Ujung Kulong Rhino Preserve
Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park
Earth Fair in Balboa Park
Northern Rangelands Endangered Species Program
Lions, Tigers, and Bears
Las Pumas Animal Shelter in Costa Rica
Red Panda Project
and many more….