Conservation

The World Zoo Conservation Strategy details the expectations of all progressive collections of exotic species. The responsibility that the strategy places upon zoological collections is enormous and has generated the mission statement of Amazona Zoo. Our Mission: To promote and achieve worldwide conservation for animals and their habitats and work with all conservationists and other zoos towards the goal of full protection of all wild species and their wild homes.

Amazona Zoo has not taken any animals from the wild into care. Primarily the animals at the zoo are from the good breeding programmes of affiliated zoos. The collection at Amazona Zoo will be used to support research in the field and to develop knowledge of the animals and their habitats.

Brazil is so large that the continent of Australia can fit within its borders yet the pace of its wilderness destruction is breathtaking. Annually an area the size of Belgium is being destroyed and with it the homes of indigenous people and a huge cross section of animal and plant life.

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We donate annually to support the Mountain Marmoset Conservation project. More information about this project can be found here: www.mountainmarmosetconservation.com

The World Land Trust projects we have supported to date include:

The ‘Buy and Acre’ programme where Amazona Zoo donated money to protect ten acres in Belize. This land is to secure threatened tropical forest to incorporate into the Jungle for Jaguars wildlife corridor.

We have supported BIAZA and the World Land Trust to try and secure 20,000 hectares Annamite lowland forest at Khe Nuoc Trong, Vietnam. 

We have also supported land purchase in Argentina, working through World Land Trust’s overseas partner Fundacion Biodiversidad, Argentina. 

And we have further supported land purchase in Mexico.