SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ORGANIZATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD!
Thanks to thousands of dollars in donations, the Zoo de Granby helps many organizations whose mission is to save endangered species.
1. UNION QUÉBÉCOISE DE RÉTABLISSEMENT DES OISEAUX DE PROIE (UQROP)
The UQROP’s mission is to preserve birds of prey and their natural habitats. To fulfill its mission, UQROP has two mandates. The first mandate is to structure a provincial network of care for wild birds of prey found injured, sick or orphaned. The second one is to inform the public about birds of prey.
4. International Elephant Foundation
Knowing that about a hundred elephants are killed every day by poachers in Africa, it is of upmost importance to offer eco-guards and scientists all the necessary support to protect this emblematic animal. The Zoo de Granby collaborates in the fight against poaching and with the mitigation projects dealing with potential wildlife-human conflicts.
5. WildCats Conservation Alliance
The extreme southeast of Russia shelters the last surviving Amur leopards. The monitoring of this feline in the wild, estimated at 70 individuals, is an essential component of the conservation actions it has implemented. Data gathered from the cameras constitute an important analysis measure of the population and the territory covered. Scientists also use more traditional methods such as recording tracks left in the snow.
6. Snow Leopard Trust
The Snow Leopard Trust’s objectives are to increase our understanding and protect the snow leopard, a threatened feline from Asia, in partnership with the communities that share its habitat. The Zoo de Granby supports the work of researchers in Mongolia by financing the use of technological tools, such as detection cameras, GPS collars, GIS modelling and genetic analysis.
7. Red Panda Network
This organization promotes education and involvement of local communities, notably in Nepal, to support the survival of red pandas in their natural habitats. The Zoo de Granby encourages this sort of initiative within the context of its mission.
9. Observatoire des requins du Québec
The Observatoire des requins du Québec’s mission is to increase scientific knowledge about the Greenland shark and the overall northern shark population. It raises awareness with the public for the conservation of sharks and their habitats, and supports environmental initiatives with young people.The Zoo de Granby offers its financial support to these organizations thanks to the donations of visitors who are interested in sharks and marine wildlife.
12. International Rhino Foundation
The Zoo de Granby helps safeguarding the white rhinoceros population in Botswana by financially supporting the eco-guards’ work via the Stop Poaching Now campaign.
13. Belize Jaguar Project
There is an important natural corridor used by jaguars as a route through Central America. Up north in Belize, the Zoo de Granby financially supports the work of patrollers and researchers in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, where close to 80 jaguars still live.
16. SAFE AZA
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) program focuses the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audiences to save species. It is a collaborative conservation program among AZA members and their field partners.
18. Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest coalition of wildlife centers and sanctuaries across Africa, supporting more than twenty organizations protecting primates. More specifically, the Zoo de Granby is supporting Ape Action Afrika (Mefou sanctuary), a sanctuary for gorillas and chimpanzees in Cameroon.
19. Lion Guardians
Lion Guardians-based projects are running in the core area of Amboseli and in several countries in Africa. This conservation program is dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to coexist. Their approach involves recruiting Maasai and other pastoralist warriors to learn the skills needed to effectively mitigate conflicts between people and wildlife, monitor lion populations, and help their own communities live with lions.
20. Project Golden Frog
Project Golden Frog/Proyecto Rana Dorada exists to preserve the culturally-significant golden frog of Panama through scientific field studies, education, financial support, and captive management; and to use the attractive frog as a model flagship species for amphibian decline issues in Panama and worldwide.
21. Turtle Survival Alliance
Turtle Survival Alliance is a global force for freshwater turtles and tortoises conservation. Contribution of the Zoo de Granby specifically supports the Hicatee conservation and research program in Belize.