Conservation Projects

Amphibian Ark

The mission of Amphibian Ark (AArk) is to ensure the survival and diversity of amphibian species focusing on those that cannot currently be safeguarded in their natural environments and therefore...

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Bog Restoration

Mountain bogs are one of the Southern Appalachians’ most critically endangered habitats. Zoo Atlanta's Horticulture Team assists the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy in restoring these...

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Conservation South Luangwa

Our partnership with Conservation South Luangwa is a significant step toward a goal of increased leadership in African elephant conservation for Zoo Atlanta.

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Diamondback Terrapins Conservation

Zoo Atlanta has partnered with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island to rear young terrapins for release. These turtles are raised for one year before being released back...

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Zoo Atlanta provides pro-bono space, resources and other support for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, our longtime partner in gorilla conservation.

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Eastern Indigo Snake Conservation

Eastern indigo snakes have become endangered after years of persecution and habitat loss. Zoo Atlanta has helped raise more than 100 snakes for a head-start initiative.

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Giant Panda Conservation

Zoo Atlanta has contributed more than $10 million for the conservation of giant pandas in China, making this our most significant investment in wildlife conservation. The majority of these funds...

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Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation

Zoo Atlanta has participated in golden lion tamarin conservation for nearly 30 years and is a partner of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association. Two family groups from Zoo Atlanta have...

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Project Golden Frog

Many experts believe golden frogs are extinct in the wild. Zoo Atlanta supports Project Golden Frog and is one of many participants in the Panamanian Golden Frog Species Survival Plan®.

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Project Pollinator

Bees and other pollinators are important members of our ecosystem! Zoo Atlanta is dedicated to helping protect bees, pollinators and their habitats here at the Zoo and in our community.

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Other projects

Reeder Projects – Worldwide
The Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund

This fund allows Zoo Atlanta to support conservation organizations on field projects for wild animals in their native habitats, where our help is needed the most. Our goal is to make a meaningful impact on reversing species decline by leveraging the resources of our donors, staff and animal ambassadors represented in our collection. 

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