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Actions We Take

Modern accredited zoos are uniquely equipped to tackle conservation challenges. Our multifaceted, integrated efforts encompass the animals in our care; the communities we inspire; the fieldwork we support; and the data, insights, and expertise we contribute to the global knowledge base focused on saving species.


Narrator: For over 50 years, the Los Angeles Zoo has pursued its mission, creating lasting connections between people and nature, supporting biodiversity conservation and halting extinction. But we now face extraordinary circumstances. Now more than ever, we must focus and expand our efforts to protect species and habitats locally and around the world. As our city’s global conservation organization, we strive to engage our communities, protect and conserve ecosystems, and promote coexistence between humans and wildlife.

As more species face the threat of extinction and the health of our world degrades, the Los Angeles Zoo is launching a bold new conservation strategic plan to expand our impact and cement our legacy of success in protecting wildlife and preserving the habitats we share. We do this by integrating conservation into everything we do and connecting our community with nature. We are seeking strategic and enduring solutions, combining our unique expertise and the strengths of the great city of Los Angeles. Taking a leading role in the conservation community to better

protect our one and only home: Earth. We strengthened conservation by amplifying diverse voices, improving outcomes, and accelerating change. Through our partnerships, our efforts extend across the globe. We join our global zoo and conservation community to address the world’s urgent extinction crisis, the health of wildlife and ecosystems are tied to human health.

With our partners, we drive change for the future of wildlife and provide a space for our communities to connect with nature. We are animal care specialists, veterinarians, scientists and researchers, educators, conservationists, Angelenos, and so much more. The time is now to act, to drive change, and empower one another. Join us as advocates for a just and sustainable world where people and wildlife thrive together.

With support from the L.A. Zoo, organizations around the globe are working to reduce habitat destruction, stop over-hunting, create sustainable conservation programs, and educate people about decreasing animal populations.

Not only does the L.A. Zoo collaborate with other accredited institutions to ensure that animal populations in human care are healthy and sustainable, but the expertise that’s cultivated and maintained through the Zoo’s daily care of animals directly benefits wild counterparts.

By working with other government entities and accredited animal care institutions as well as NGOs, academic institutions, local community groups, and more, we support biodiversity around the world and participate in a far-reaching network of conservation professionals.

The Los Angeles Zoo recently launched a Conservation Strategic Plan (CSP) that charts a bold new path forward.

The Los Angeles Zoo is bringing awareness about this harmful multibillion dollar industry, which is contributing to the extinction of several species. Learn more about how you can help make better choices in your daily lives.