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Financial support of in-situ and ex-situ projects


The San Antonio Zoological Society is dedicated to the research and conservation of both in situ and ex situ conservation initiatives that take place all over the world!  Listed below you will find several of the programs we currently support through financial donations!


AZA Conservation Grants Fund

The AZA Conservation Grants Fund provides critical financial support to conservation, research, and education priorities that are viewed as high-quality and priority projects by peers in amphibian conservation, animal health, animal welfare, conservation education, field conservation and/or reintroduction, management and/or breeding, and research.

Funding Support to Date: $12,000.00


Crocodilian Advisory Group- Tomistima Field Conservation Effort

The mission of the CAG is to enhance and promote the preservation and understanding of the world's crocodilians and their habitat through excellence in education, animal management and scientific endeavor.

Funding Support to Date: $1,000.00


Colobus Conservation Ltd

Colobus Conservation Ltd. (part of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance) – Colobus Conservation Ltd. 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. 

Funding Support to Date: $12,000.00


Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Charitable contributions made to Ducks Unlimited benefit all species of wildlife that rely on wetlands to survive. Restoring habitat along key waterfowl migration routes from Canada to Mexico ensures plentiful food and breeding/ rearing grounds for not only ducks and geese, but all wildlife associated with wetlands.

Funding Support to Date: $4,100.00


Gharial Conservation Alliance 

Support for the ongoing Gharial Ecology study by Dr. Robert Lang in India.

Funding Support to Date: $4,300.00


Gilman International Conservation: Epulu Okapi Project

Gilman International Conservation Epulu Okapi Project – Gilman International Conservation promotes conservation of flagship species and their natural habitats through integrated partnerships, capacity building, and practical approaches to wildlife management. Building upon the natural appeal of species such as rhinos, cheetahs and okapi, GIC encourages people, communities and governments to actively participate in conservation initiatives. Through research projects, training opportunities, and education programs, GIC and White Oak Conservation Center seek sustainable solutions to the conservation challenges facing the earth’s biodiversity.

Funding Support to Date: $101,300.00


Giraffe Conservation Foundation

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation's vision is that of a sustainable future where all giraffe populations and (sub)species are protected and secure in the wild.

Funding Support to Date: $3,000.00


International Elephant Foundation

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.

Funding Support to Date: $17,000.00


Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group

A consortium of international zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and universities, the MFG works in partnership with the Malagasy Government to conserve its rich biodiversity. Through collaboration and pooling of resources, the MFG maximizes the contribution its individual members can make towards sustainable conservation strategies for the fauna and flora of eastern Madagascar. The MFG’s success is due, in large part, to our in-country team who implement our conservation objectives within the framework of local needs, customs, policies and politics.

Funding Support to Date: $216,000.00


Snow Leopard Trust

The Snow Leopard Trust builds community partnerships by using sound science to determine priorities for protecting the endangered snow leopard:

  • Understanding snow leopard behavior and habitat
  • Listening to the community to identify needs
  • Seeking resources for sustaining long-term programs

Donation to support education and outreach component.

Funding Support to Date: $17,000.00


Texas Rattlesnake Festival 

The Texas Rattlesnake Festival has a long term goal to see the end of the rattlesnake roundups as they currently exist by reforming the roundups into educational events.
Rattlesnake roundups have a direct negative impact on local snake populations, and the Texas Rattlesnake festival targets the same audience that would participate in rattlesnake round-ups in an attempt to promote a new appreciation for these animals and their habitat.

Funding Support to Date: $200.00


Turtle Survival Alliance

The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) organized in 2001 in response to the Asian Turtle Crisis. It has since become a recognized force in turtle and tortoise conservation globally. With programs or projects in Belize, Colombia, Madagascar, Senegal and throughout Asia, we are expanding our global outreach and impact and remain committed to zero turtle extinctions. 

Funding Support to Date: $13,300.00


Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG)

Founded in 1988, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit coalition of zoos, aquariums, and related partners dedicated to promoting wildlife and habitat conservation throughout the Americas.

Funding Support to Date: $60,500.00