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We need nature, and nature needs us to take action

The bounty of nature isn’t reserved to protected parks or wildlife TV specials. It’s connected to us every day in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that shapes our food sources. We need nature, and nature needs us to take action.

Quite simply, humans are depleting resources faster than nature can replace them under the pressure of today’s 7 billion people. To build a sustainable future for our children, we need to allow for human development while finding smarter ways to manage our biodiversity, food production, habitats and water resources.

Conserving animals is at the heart of the solution. We must protect their diversity, abundances and the ecological services they provide by slowing the unnaturally high rates of species extinctions. Our own well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of wildlife and wild places.

The time to act is now.


How Woodland Park Zoo is taking action

Read the 2015 Field Conservation Report

Conservation is the heart of Woodland Park Zoo’s mission. Zoos are well positioned to reach millions each year with the unique opportunity to connect with nature, learn about conservation issues around the globe, and take action to make a difference for wildlife.

At Woodland Park Zoo, we drive conservation action through four key strategies: