Conservation is a primary concern at the Oakland Zoo and the Zoo is committed to improved global health and the preservation of biodiversity. The Oakland Zoo is involved in a variety of conservation projects spanning the globe and supports them through awareness raising, fundraising and the donation of materials and expertise.
An international organization founded by Dr. Jane Goodall to promote conservation leadership and action among young people, this powerful, youth-driven network fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where kids and adults alike come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects and participate in special events and global campaigns.
Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization working with others to save fruit and nectar bats and their habitats through conservation, research and education.
The Oakland Zoo is an active partner of Save Nature.org , formerly known as the Center for Ecosystem Survival. The primary goal is to increase individual participation and awareness of worldwide conservation by providing opportunities for direct action. With the support of school children, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and other conservation-minded individuals and organizations, Save Nature.org has been successful in raising over $2 million to protect rainforests and coral reefs in Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, and Micronesia to name just a few.
The lush forested areas of central and western Africa are commonly referred to as "the bush." The diverse forms of wildlife found in the bush, including great apes, elephants, and forest antelope, have long served as a primary food source for the inhabitants of the region. This bushmeat is an important food and trade item for poor families in rural areas, while many residents of urban areas prize bushmeat as a delicacy.
The Shade Grown label on our Thanksgiving brand coffee means it was grown on a plantation that is also a forest home for migratory birds. Of the true rainforest that remains in Mexico and Central America, most is located in or near coffee plantations. The coffee plant, a shade-loving shrub, thrives under a canopy of diverse tree species, as the rainforest provides a natural mulch for coffee plants and prevents soil erosion.
In the Field N. America
In the Field Africa
In the Field Asia
In the Field L. America
In the Field Global
Roots & Shoots
Lubee Bat Conservation
Bushmeat Crisis Task Force
Shade Grown Coffee
The Green Zoo