Conservation

Zoos provide visitors the opportunity to develop an appreciation and respect for the other animals with whom we share the Earth. With these connections comes the recognition that many wild populations are declining because of human impacts on their environments.

As part of its connection to wildlife, Sequoia Park Zoo is committed to supporting the continued existence of wild animal populations and the protection of their habitats.

Although we are a small zoo, we can make a significant conservation impact. We participate in several captive breeding programs called Species Survival Plans, which help to ensure the long term genetic health of endangered species. Green practices at the zoo, like composting and recycling, conserve natural resources and set an example for our visitors to do the same.

We also educate the public on conservation issues through our conservation lecture series and other conservation-related events. We also raise funds to support field conservation projects that benefit wildlife and their habitats.

Conservation Fund and Advisory Committee

Established in 2011, Sequoia Park Zoo’s Conservation Fund enables the zoo to directly impact local and global conservation by providing financial support to select organizations and field projects. One dollar of each zoo membership goes into the fund.

Because we are a small zoo, additional fundraising is needed to make a significant conservation impact. The zoo solicits funds for conservation through the Quarters for Conservation program, sale of Red Panda Paintings, and fundraising events like International Red Panda Day.

At its current level of fundraising, contributions to the Conservation Fund have allowed the zoo to support 3-4 conservation grants each year, offer a conservation lecture series each winter, and support red panda conservation through a donation to the Red Panda Network. A Conservation Advisory Committee, comprised of zoo staff, foundation board members, scientific advisors, and community members recommends the projects and organizations to receive funding, and implements ideas to grow the conservation fund and raise public awareness on relevant conservation issues.

Would you like to join the Conservation Advisory Committee? Letters of interest may be sent to SPZF Conservation Committee, P.O. Box 123, Cutten, CA 95534.

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Events & Classes

Oct
12
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Conservation Lecture: Cheetahs –...
Conservation Lecture: Cheetahs –...
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conservation Lecture: Cheetahs - It’s All in the Genes!
Understanding Range-wide Cheetah Occupancy and Gene Flow in Kenya By Mary Wykstra, Director of Carnivores, Livelihoods and Landscapes for Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) Project. Nairobi, Kenya Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) is the only range-wide cheetah conservation organization, operating … Continue reading
Oct
21
Fri
2016
6:30 pm Conservation Lecture: Elephants ...
Conservation Lecture: Elephants ...
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conservation Lecture: Elephants - Winning the War on Ivory
An intelligent multiagency approach is the way to win the War on Ivory By Krissie Clark & Wayne Lotter of PAMS Foundation (Supported by Sequoia Park Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation Efforts) Tanzania has revolutionized conventional anti-poaching tactics that were failing and notched … Continue reading

OUR MISSION: Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.