Top Ways to Protect Endangered Species
According to a recent press release by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), nearly 90% of Americans are willing to help save animals from extinction but are unsure of how to help.
Keep reading below for AZA's top ways you can help protect endangered species.
Voice Your Concerns
Currently, several pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress that would reduce support for endangered species. Americans can raise their voices today against these efforts and others here.
Visit a Zoo or Aquarium
Americans may be willing to travel 300 miles to help save endangered species, but they don’t need to. Of the 6,000 species at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, approximately 1,000 are currently threatened or endangered, and most Americans on average live fewer than 40 miles from an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium. A portion of admission at many AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums supports saving endangered species. Find a zoo or aquarium near you. Live in or near Cleveland? Become a member and support endangered species every day! Members also receive discounted admission to other AZA zoos in North America.
Volunteer Your Time
Zoos and aquariums offer many unique opportunities to assist staff, educate guests and much more. Visit the AZA's website here to request volunteer information in your area. Live in or near Cleveland? Become a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo or Cleveland Metroparks volunteer! Learn more here.
Make Your Yard Wildlife Friendly
Critical pollinators like monarch butterflies, honey bees, and hummingbirds are going extinct. You can do your part by making your backyard a haven for pollinators. Learn how.
Information for this blog was provided by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. See their full press release here.