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CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Meaningful and effective wildlife and habitat conservation require ongoing commitment.  ZCOG demonstrates its dedication by establishing and maintaining long-term institutional partnerships to support conservation programs throughout the Americas.  Each conservation partnership is selected with care to ensure that programs have clear goals, enlist community support, and have an appropriate, skilled, and respected team in place that includes local staff.

 

ZCOG serves as a financial, logistical, and administrative agent for these range country conservation projects, and undertakes fundraising, grant writing and communication on their behalf, while coordinating support from North American partners.  As a result of ZCOG’s work, conservationists can focus their energy where it is needed most—protecting wildlife.

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FROM THE FIELD

Purace, Andean Condor Chick

Running Time: 0:07 min

A seven second video of Purace, an Andean condor chick born near the Atlantic Coast of Argentina's Rio Negro Province. Purace represents the third Andean condor chick born to captive raised parents that were originally released in Patagonia as part of the Andean Condor Conservation Program's 'Return of the Condor to the Sea.'  ZCOG has been the largest program sponsor of this effort.

Andean Condor

Running Time: 13:44 min

English Language Overview

A documentary overview of the Andean Condor Conservation Program--a captive breeding, rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction program for the Andean condor. Since 2001, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) has partnered with Fundacion Bioandina and the Buenos Aires Zoo to support this important regional conservation initiative.

Chilean Flamingos (SPANISH)

Running Time: 2:56 min

En español

Chilean Flamingo Conservation Monitoring Program: TVN Noticiero report of Santiago Zoo -based effort to monitoring health status and migration patterns of Chilean flamingos. Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) is the principal supporter of this international effort to protect and preserve this charismatic and endangered species.

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PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS

ANDEAN BEAR

 

ANDEAN CONDOR

 

CHILEAN FLAMINGO
 

CROWNED EAGLE

 

GIANT ANTEATER

 

GIANT ARMADILLO

 

JAGUAR

 

MOUNTAIN TAPIR

THREE-WATTLED BELLBIRD

 

SEA TURTLE

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group

c/o Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) 

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710

Silver Spring, MD 20910