Create a world where people are aware of the irreplaceable value of our natural resources and act to minimise harm and maximise positive conservation outcomes for species in our own back yard and across the globe.
Volunteer for a Conservation Project
Zoos SA works with volunteers to undertake on-ground conservation work as part of the Monarto Restoration Project. Conservation activities include weed management, seed collection, planting and monitoring. If you would like to be involved in this inspiring and important work contact us at [email protected] for more information about how to get involved.
Don’t Palm Us Off
Orangutans are facing extinction due to the unsustainable production of palm oil, an ingredient found in around half of all supermarket products. Help fight for a future where any palm oil in Australian supermarkets is clearly labelled and is only 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) – where oil is produced in a way that aims to protect the last remaining habitat for wildlife and preserve the livelihoods of producers.
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They’re Calling On You
You can help support primate conservation in Africa with the simple act of recycling old mobile phones.
Mobile phone and other electronic devices contain coltan, a space-age metal that has allowed devices to become even smaller.
About 80% of the world’s coltan reserves are located in the Democratic Republic of Congo – home to gorillas, chimpanzees and other precious primates. Uncontrolled coltan mining results in tens of thousands of miners moving into an area. In addition to destroying habitat through the mining process, miners hunt animals for food. The bushmeat trade flourishes, as does illegal trade in orphaned apes and other animals as pets.
As part of a joint initiative of the Zoos and Aquarium Association and the Jane Goodall Institute, Zoos SA supports this mobile phone recycling project to help save gorillas and chimpanzees.
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Beads for Wildlife
You can help the community, livestock and wildlife of northern Kenya live together in harmony by purchasing beautiful beaded decorations and jewellery, which are available at our Zoo Shops.
Kenya is home to the critically endangered Black Rhino. There are less than 5000 remaining in the wild, largely due to poaching.
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Buy Forestry Stewardship Council Certified Products
Many of our unique animal residents at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park are threatened by the loss of their forest habitat. The Forestry Stewardship Council promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
Zoos SA makes it fun and easy for every visitor to use their zoo experience as a way to support conservation projects in the wild by encouraging visitors to part with their pocket change. If we join others and all give a little we can make a real difference.