Ambitious Plan to Protect Species and Habitats Launched in 2021
In time for World Wildlife Conservation Day (Dec. 4), the Los Angeles Zoo has unveiled its 2023 Conservation Strategic Plan Annual Report. The report comes at a near-halfway point of the Zoo’s ambitious plan to protect species and the habitats we share.
“The Conservation Strategic Plan was developed to help guide a dramatic expansion of the L.A. Zoo’s impact on efforts to conserve wildlife and the habitats in Los Angeles and around the world,” said Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation, Los Angeles Zoo. “Ultimately, the success of this Plan is a key component to fulfilling our mission to save wildlife, enrich our communities, and create connections to nature. Since 2021, we have made significant strides by strengthening our existing global partnerships and expanding our network. We have developed a broad portfolio of projects and look forward to continuing our growth as a leader in conservation as we work toward our vision; creating a just and sustainable world where people and wildlife thrive, together.”
In July 2021, the Zoo launched its groundbreaking Conservation Strategic Plan, the first in the Zoo’s history solely dedicated to wildlife conservation. The five-year Plan is guided by six key focal areas: 1) social & environmental justice, 2) human-wildlife coexistence, 3) California conservation, 4) combating the illegal wildlife trade, 5) conservation translocations, and 6) evidence-based conservation.