Record amounts donated to conservation projects in 2018

Did you know that the Zoo de Granby has been supporting many conservation initiatives throughout the world for more than 20 years now? Because it’s the zoo’s mission, also because it’s an accredited organization, the zoo has invested 1.2 million dollars in the preservation of biodiversity over the last 5 years.

In 2018, the zoo gave almost $375,000 to conservation projects; a record amount! The institution not only heads or collaborates with natural environment projects, it also participates in different conservation organizations through its donation grants. This way, over the past years, the zoo has been able to finance projects for 23 different institutions, among these 4 in Quebec and 19 worldwide.

Patrick Paré, Director of the Zoo de Granby's Conservation and Research Department, is responsible for selecting the organizations which will receive financing from the zoo according to the 5 following criteria:

  • The animals’ in-nature conservation status;
  • The need for protection of a species or their habitat;
  • Animal species present at the Zoo de Granby;
  • Positive impact on local human communities;
  • The reputation, prominence and scientific involvement of the partner organization.

Important donations made in 2018 include mainly conservation initiatives for African elephants, felines and gorillas.

International Elephant Foundation.org (African elephants): $2,600
This organization works to protect the great natural corridors which span across many Central and South African countries, allowing elephants to move safely from one area to the other.
Official website: https://elephantconservation.org/

Snow Leopard Trust (Snow leopards): $1,300
This organization works in Mongolia, among other countries, to manage conflicts between livestock herders and snow leopards, which, because they lack natural preys, hunt livestock for their survival needs.
Official website: https://www.snowleopard.org/

Wildcats Conservation Alliance (Amur leopards and Amur Tigers): $1,000
This organization’s project aims to protect the natural habitat of the Amur tigers and leopards in Russia, monitoring their populations and long-term introduction of animals born in captivity.
Official website: https://conservewildcats.org/

Foundation for Environment and Development in Cameroon (FEDEC) (Elephants and gorillas): $100,000
FEDEC manages many national parks in Cameroon and supports wildlife conservation initiatives and the local development of bordering human communities
Official website: https://fedec.cm/en/

San Diego Zoo Global (Jaguars): $650
This organization supports dozens of conservation projects, notably monitoring jaguar populations in Belize, in Central America.
Official website: https://institute.sandiegozoo.org/species/jaguar

Finally, all donations you give to the Zoo de Granby, through the Arrondi-don Program, when you buy your tickets at the zoo, or online, are used essentially for the conservation of threatened species in Quebec or all around the world. The Zoo de Granby stays in close contact with the organizations it supports, to ensure that entrusted funds are well invested. If you wish to contribute to the support and survival of threatened species and the work of the Zoo de Granby’s experts in conservation and research, you can do so by visiting our website: https://zoodegranby.com/en/ticketing

Testimonials

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

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