An overview of our actions on the planet
Each year, the Department of Conservation and Research reviews its conservation actions by creating a indicating the programs to which it has taken part or contributed. In 2014 and 2015, close to $ 130,000 was given to the Zoo by various partners, in addition to internal investments and visitor donations!
Local and Regional Projects
Along with several partners, the Zoo's biologists have worked at the conservation of threatened species and natural environments closer to home. The spiny softshell turtles, bats, salamanders, southern flying squirrels, sharks and a few other species were all studied and protected through the Zoo's actions. Granby's Miner woodlands, a forest park in an urban area, was also thoroughly searched to inventory the animals and plants it contains. To all that is added a strong component of citizen involvement and an awareness that happens as much at the Zoo as in the field.
Our Contributions in Asia
Three species of mammals in our collection, renowned for their great beauty - the Amur leopard, the snow leopard and the red panda - benefit from financial contributions from the Granby Zoo. In fact, the Zoo has been donating for many years to three reputable organisations that are at the forefront of ambitious conservation actions in their natural habitats in Russia, Mongolia and China.
Our Actions in Africa
After entering into a partnership with Ghana a few years ago, the Granby Zoo is back on the continent of Africa with the introduction of a large scale project in a national park in Cameroon, the Campo Ma'an National Park, Taking advantage of committed and qualified, partners, the Zoo develops various measures with local authorities in order to preserve the park's wonderful natural heritage that includes elephant, gorilla and mandrill populations. In addition to this mega project, the Zoo supports protective measures directed at African Elephants through its contributions to the International Elephant Foundation and the 96Elephants campaign of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
While visiting the Zoo this summer, you will have the opportunity to learn more about these programs and make a contribution in the "A Donation for the Planet" module at the main entrance.