Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife around the world is threatened by habitat loss, illegal trade and conflict with humans.

Zoos play an important role in international wildlife conservation efforts. Zoos also have the unique opportunity to educate and inspire guests on how animals they see in their communities are ambassadors for those in the wild.

For more than two decades, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has been a leader in conservation by advising and funding partners in the field who are working to protect species most at risk around the world. Cleveland donors are key to catalyzing these vital efforts. Since 1998, Zoo Society donors have provided $7 million for field conservation efforts, and the work is far from over.

Today, the Zoo and Zoo Society have focused efforts on six key Future for Wildlife programs. Click to read more about each program.

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