Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
Five-year fundraiser reaches $265,000
thanks to patrons
Menita Prasad, GVZ
The Indian Thornbill is
threatened by extiction.
wenty-five cents: "That’s all it takes to help
save a species threatened with extinction,” says Greater Vancouver Zoo’s
animal care manager Menita Prasad.
Through the Greater Vancouver Zoo’s (GVZ) Quarters for Conservation (Q4C)
initiative, twenty-five cents of every general admission purchased goes
towards supporting a global conservation initiative. GVZ is wrapping up its
initial five-year period of contributions and is very pleased to announce
that, with the help from zoo patrons, more than $226,000 has been raised.
“These funds have been distributed to three
field conservation efforts working to save the critically endangered Iranian
cheetah, the vulnerable yellow-naped amazon parrot, and the near threatened
Indian hornbill,” says Prasad.
the 50 Asiatic cheetahs remaining, these funds allowed Panthera to monitor
populations, collect ecological data, enhance law enforcement, and mitigate
conflict and other threats facing cheetahs and their prey species.
Q4C funded yellow-naped amazon parrot monitoring projects, facilitated nest
protection and supported environmental education via public outreach
specifically targeting anti-trafficking campaigns through ARCAS.
The Indian Hornbill Nest Adoption Program originally started with three nest
protectors from three villages, but with the support from programs such as
Q4C, the program has grown to sixteen nest protectors from fourteen
villages. This means that a total of thirty-six hornbill nests were able to
be protected and monitored through the program, which helped eighty-two
hornbill chicks fledge!
change can affect change. With your continued support we are excited to see
how the next five years of Quarters for Conservation will impact endangered
species,” says Menita Prasad.
On December 4th the GVZ celebrated World Wildlife Conservation Day.
To learn more about GVZ’s conservation efforts and upcoming events visit
gvzoo.com or visit us at the zoo!
The greater Vancouver Zoo
Since 1970, dedicated to conservation, preservation and the protection of
endangered species. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is an accredited institution
within Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquarium(CAZA/AZAC), a non-profit
organization established to promote the welfare of animals and encourage the
advancement of education, conservation an science.
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