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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden takes an active role in wildlife conservation. We support in situ (in the field) conservation in three ways:
- Direct monetary support
- Staff involvement in fieldwork or research
- Conservation education
Our focus is to help endangered species in North America and also support international conservation efforts of animal and plant species with a focus on those held in our collection. We support efforts that protect whole ecosystems as well as the individual species. We acknowledge that habitat destruction through degradation and modification is a leading cause of extinction. Therefore, we include and demonstrate best management practices and technologies in our operation. We also solicit donations from visitors at exhibit locations as a way for them to become involved in conservation.
You Can Help – Conservation Matters
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden wants to be your partner in conservation. Being good stewards of our planet starts at home and you can make a big impact just by staying in-the-know on current conservation efforts. Below are a few ways you can make a positive impact on our natural world:
Can You Imagine a World Without Elephants?
96 African elephants are slaughtered each day for their ivory. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is committed to protecting and preserving wildlife on a global scale. Please visit www.96elephants.org to learn how YOU can make a difference.