Conservation Projects

Red Panda Network

The Red Panda Network is committed to saving wild red pandas and preserving their habitat through the empowerment of local communities by community-based research, education and carbon mitigation. The network’s community-based monitoring program, Project Punde Kundo, trains locals of Eastern Nepal as professional forest stewards or “forest guardians.” These guardians organize workshops that provide educational training about the importance of red pandas and the fragility of the Eastern Himalayan ecosystem.

The Elmwood Park Zoo supports the Red Panda Network’s commitment to the conservation of wild red pandas through awareness and donations.

American bird Conservancy

Established in 1994, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is dedicated to achieving conservation results for birds of the Americas. By addressing many of the factors that threaten birds, such as free roaming cats, window strikes and the use of pesticides, the ABC aims to eliminate the impact of these threats and improve habitat conditions for migratory and resident birds on the U.S. WatchList. Their efforts protect a large number of bird species as well as help safeguard rare and endangered species from extinction.

The Elmwood Park Zoo supports the American Bird Conservancy through awareness and donations. 

El Centro Chaqueño para la conservación e investigación (ccci)

CCCI, formerly called The Taguå Project, began in 1985 with a goal of starting research and captive breeding programs for the Taguå (Chacoan Peccary) due to their alarming decline. In 2010, The Taguå Project became CCCI, a non-governmental organization that continues to expand the work of captive breeding, conservation, health, and sustainable development with an emphasis on the Chaco region of Paraguay. CCCI’s has a number of ongoing projects that align with their mission to act as a center for research of national and international information and to strengthen and improve the system of monitoring and management of protected areas, both public and private.

The Elmwood Park Zoo supports CCCI through awareness and donations.

Northern Jaguar Project

Uniting organizations on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the Northern Jaguar Project strives to preserve essential jaguar habitats through the establishment, care, and expansion of a safe-haven sanctuary in northern Mexico. They aspire to restore habitats suitable for jaguars and other threatened and endangered species, to support wildlife research and educational programs, and to reduce conflicts between carnivores and humans.

The Elmwood Park Zoo supports the Northern Jaguar Project through awareness and donations.