The Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove has launched a new program called Quarters for Conservation, in aid of wildlife field conservation projects around the globe.
Zoo visitors will each have a vote as to which worthy project they are interested in helping. At each visit, guests will receive a “token” which they take to the conservation stations, where each project is described. The guest will select the project that has inspired them the most and deposit the token in a spiral wishing well.
The zoo has selected the following three worthy projects to which they will devote all conservation fundraising efforts for this year. They are:
• The Iranian Cheetah Project (Panthera, International Wild Cat Conservation)
• The Guatemalan Yellow-naped Amazon parrot (ARCAS – Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Association)
• The Indian Hornbill Nest Adoption Program (Nature Conservation Foundation – India)
Major threats for these projects include habitat loss, habitat degradation, poaching, hunting and deforestation.
The funding is provided to these conservation projects through the admission price of visiting the zoo, with 25 cents from each admission fee and $2.50 from each membership pass.
Additional votes and cash donations can be made by zoo visitors directly at the conservation station’s spiral wishing wells.
For more information about the projects and the Quarters for Conservation program visit www.gvzoo.com/conservation
Established in 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is an accredited zoo within the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), which is a non-profit organization established to promote the welfare of animals and encourage the advancement of education, conservation and science.