Zoo Life

Fighting extinction

As we become increasingly aware of the need to slow down and even prevent extinction of the world’s animals, there are some great local organisations doing just that.

Zoos Victoria are committed to the recovery of 20 native threatened species, as well as broad-based conservation programs in six countries, six grass-roots community conservation campaigns and 54 research projects. As a not-for-profit zoo-based conservation organisation, all revenue raised goes directly towards their work to fight extinction.

Zoos Victoria is committed to fighting extinction. Their goal is to be the world’s leading zoo-based conservation organisation, the Australian authority on captive holding and management of native threatened species, and the major facilitator of wildlife knowledge for conservation action.

My recent trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo proved to me how committed and dedicated Zoos Victoria is to this cause.