Oakland Zoo actively supports several conservation projects in Latin America. Below are a list of programs we currently support.
Project Tamarin is a multidisciplinary conservation program that combines field research with educational and community programs, to make the conservation of natural resources economically feasible for local communities in Colombia.
These beautiful, yellow and black amphibians are found in mountainous regions of Panama and are are classified as Critically Endangered by The World Conservation Union (IUCN) due to habitat loss and the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus.
The Oakland Zoo supports ARCAS financially and by volunteering the time of its conservationists and teens to help in onsite activities. The ARCAS Wild Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is situated on 45 hectares of forested land on Lago Peten Itza of Guatemala. The 3.75 million acre Maya Biosphere Reserve in Northern Guatemala's Peten region is the largest intact tropical rainforest in Central America.
With their brilliant feathers of red, yellow and blue, the scarlet macaw was once prolific throughout the Caribbean and Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica. By the 1950s, due to habitat destruction, poaching for feathers and trapping for the pet industry, populations were reduced to three groups of approximately a thousand individuals and placed on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendix I, which includes all species threatened with extinction. Amigos de las Aves, or Friends of the Birds, was established to bring these glorious birds back into the skies.
In the Field N. America
In the Field Africa
In the Field Asia
In the Field L. America
Project Golden Frog
Amigos de Las Aves
In the Field Global
The Green Zoo