Financial support of in-situ and ex-situ projects
The Zoo has chosen to focus on several specific initiatives that are intended to be supported for continuous years. Some are supported in continuous years but a finite number of years. Below are just a few projects mentioned.
Information on the four listed below can be found here.
Madagascar Fauna Interest Group
Zoo Conservation Outreach
Snow Leopard Trust
Gilma International Conservation Epulu Okapi Project
International Elephant Foundation (IEF) - The members of IEF identify projects and funding to support elephant conservation programs consistent with the principles of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Taxon Advisory Group/Species Survival Plan (AZA TAG/SSP), the Species Management Program (ASMP) of the Council of Governing Bodies of Australasian Zoos, the Joint Management of Species Group (JMSG) of the British Federation of Zoos, the Europaiesches Erhaltungszucht Programm (EEP) of European zoos, the African Propagation Program (APP) of the Pan African Association, the South East Asian Zoo Association (SEAZA), and the Indian Endangered Species Breeding Program of the Central Zoo Authority of India (IESBP).
The zoo is currently providing dedicated funding support for a project designed to address human and elephant conflict in Tamil Nadu, India. This project will address a viable management strategy for elephant reserves with special emphasis on corridor management in order to prevent human and elephant conflict. www.elephantconservation.org
The Colobus Trust - The Colobus Trust is a conservation organization designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the rare Angolan colobus monkey and its coastal forest habitat in southern Kenya. www.colobustrust.org
Zambian Carnivore Programme – The mission of the Zambian Carnivore Programme is to safeguard the carnivores, including the African wild dog, and their habitat in Zambia through scientific research, community education and conservation activities. To utilize the African wild dog as a flagship species which in turn may benefit other species. To provide information to Zambian wildlife authorities to assist them in their efforts. To increase the understanding of the African wild dog and to promote conservation of its habitat.
The National Elephant Center (TNEC) - The mission of TNEC is to achieve excellence in elephant care and management and to promote elephant conservation research with the result of saving the declining Asian and African elephant populations. To accomplish this through bold, innovative collaborations among AZA-accredited zoos and other national and international elephant experts and advocates; scientific research; training; education; and a deep commitment to the future and wellbeing of elephants.