Connecting People, Conserving Wildlife
By visiting the Houston Zoo, you are directly contributing to saving wildlife around the world. We strive to ensure the protection of all of the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo in the wild. We focus on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities. Because we invest in long-term conservation projects that invest in the local community, we have seen a population increase of 300 more lions in Mozambique, Africa since we began our support with conservation partners there. Our conservation partners in Rwanda, Africa are seeing 110 more gorillas then they did before our support. We continue to witness great victories and tremendous progress in our animal protecting efforts and we know that together we can save wildlife from extinction.
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Our partners (the organizations we help to support) are leaders in wildlife conservation and research. They focus on the preservation of African wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
The programs we assist with in Asia inspire and empower local communities to preserve Asian wildlife and their habitats. They include everything from training local people to collect data on the ecology and behavior of wild orangutans to restoring relationships between elephants and local communities.
From the islands of the Galapagos to the jungles of Panama, the Zoo is working with partner organizations to ensure the survival of frog populations, return Galapagos tortoises to the island of Pinta where they were previously extinct, and conducting research on how the Brazilian tapir interacts with its environment.