Conservation & Care
Conservation is an action anyone can take to help protect the earth’s animals, plants and natural resources. Much of the world’s wildlife and wild places are threatened or endangered. Conservation is something we must learn to practice if we want to maintain a diverse and living earth.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is dedicated to protecting the earth’s wildlife and wild places by increasing their awareness and appreciation, providing the highest standards of care for the animal and plant collections on-site and by conducting scientific research and activities that benefit both captive and wild populations. Riverbanks’ staff is active in a variety of efforts supporting conservation and science, from leadership in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to promoting sustainable practices within the organization and coordinating local, regional and global conservation efforts. A special Conservation Support Fund was established in 1996 to provide financial support necessary to accomplish the conservation efforts of Riverbanks’ staff and other conservation biologists around the globe.