The ideal outcome for conservation is to have secured long-term populations of species in natural ecosystems and habitats. In today's world though it is not always possible to eliminate the threats facing species in the wild.
To ensure we don't lose species completely, zoos are involved in maintaining captive insurance populations. These insurance populations act as ambassadors for their wild counterparts, enabling people to appreciate these increasingly rare species. They also help to raise awareness and funds for conservation activities being conducted by partner organisations in the wild.
Since no one can can save animals from extinction on their own, here you will find some ways Conservation Ark is supporting conservation.
|Program||IUCN Status||Geographical Region|
|African Wild Dog||Endangered||Africa|
|Bridle nail-tailed wallaby||Endangered||Australia|
|Bush Stone-curlew||Near threatened||Australia|
|Malayan Sun Bear||Vulnerable||Asia|
|Philippine crocodile||Critically Endangered||SE Asia|
|Sumatran Orangutan||Critically Endangered||Asia|
|Sumatran Tiger||Critically Endangered||Asia|
|Tapirs||Vulnerable to Endangered||Central and South America and SE Asia|