Conservation

In generalProjects 

ICZ represents a resource of over 6,000 keepers worldwide. Zookeepers have a large range of specialized skills and knowledge that can be harnessed for conservation work not only involving conservation breeding of threatened species in zoos and wildlife parks but which can extend into work in the field.
These talents include good observation and identification skills, intimate knowledge of animal behavior, animal handling skills, recording of scientific information and good physical fitness for undertaking strenuous work in the field.
The ICZ Conservation Committee would like to create a database for animal keepers involved in any Conservation Project anywhere in the world. Conservation is very important for ICZ and we would like to share information from these projects as widely as possible.
Our plan is to compile information on all of these projects and encourage the involvement of other zookeeper, or better still maybe some will start new ones of their own. Many conservation projects are run, managed or helped by animal keepers.
Please, send an email for more information.

Project Numbat    

(Australia)


Project Numbat Inc is a community based, not-for-profit organisation promoting community awareness and support to save the Numbat, Western Australia´s native mammal emblem, from extinction.

The Numbat is under threat from habitat loss and introduced predators like foxes and feral cats. With an estimated population of less than 1000 individuals, we need your help to protect the future of this unique marsupial.

Project Numbat continues to support Numbat conservation through the development of education and awareness programs, fundraising and support of habitat management, population monitoring and feral predator control.



Project website:http://www.numbat.org/



Beads For Wildlife Program    

(Kenya)


The Northern Rangelands Trust is an umbrella organisation for 26 community operated Conservancies in Northern Kenya.
NRT´s mission is to develop resilient community conservancies which transform people´s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.
The Business and enterprise branch of NRT aims to support sustainable livelyhoods and minimise income generation from wildlife.

The Beads for Wildlife program works with over 900 women in northern Kenya to generate income from selling their unique beadwork through Zoos Victoria. This allows the women to be able to reduce their reliance on unsustainable income sources such as charcoal and livestock and benefits wildlife such as the Grevy´s Zebra.

Brooke Squires was an Africa hoofstock keeper at Werribee Open Range Zoo and is now working with Zoos Victoria´s International programs to assist communities to find sustainable ways for people to live with wildlife. Brooke helped initiate the program set up at Zoos Victoria and coordinates the social research and conservation education with the women in Kenya.



Project website:http://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/act-for-wildlife/beads-for-wildlife



SOS Primates    

(Spain)


SOS Primates is a non-profit organization based in Spain and its main objectives are:
  • Distribute information on the biology, ethology and conservation status of primates.
  • Create awareness of the threats facing primates in their habitats.
  • Raise awareness of the welfare of primates in captivity and help to improve unsuitable situations.
  • Spreading the work of primate rescue centers worldwide and colaborate on their work through specific campaigns.
This organization consists of a multidisciplinary team of committed people working in the fields of primatology, animal welfare and conservation. Most have worked and volunteered to primate rescue centers in different countries, knowing firsthand the situation facing this group of animals.
In order to raise awareness of these issues and support a project involved in the conservation of these species, currently SOS Primates is dedicated to supporting the Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro, in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.



Project website:http://www.sosprimates.org/
Project contact:SOS Primates



Conservation Grant

The ICZ is proud to offer a grant for conservation projects up to the value of $US1,000.
The grant covers work to protect wildlife and their habitat.
Click here for more information
Term of application: 21 September 2015 - 31 December 2015


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