The NFWC is committed to protecting wildlife populations and their natural habitats. Just like the animals under our care at the NFWC, our conservation programs span the globe. From recycling non-biodegradable materials and local food waste, to increasing forest cover in Madagascar and populations of giant anteaters in South America, here’s a taste of what the NFWC is doing to ensure the continued conservation of the natural world and wildlife across the globe.
Your Visit Impacts Wildlife
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In addition to providing the highest quality of care for the animals and plants here at the NFWC, we are committed to protecting their wild counterparts in native habitats with your help! Stay up to date with our conservation efforts here and by following us on social media!
Through public educational outreach, people develop the critical thinking skills they need to understand the complexities of ecological problems. Public educational outreach also encourages people to act on their own to conserve natural resources and use them in a responsible manner by making informed resource decisions.
Propagation of Rare & Endangered Species
Captive breeding programs propagate rare and endangered species in zoological facilities to mitigate extinction threats. This is done by maintaining large, healthy, and genetically diverse captive populations as well as by reintroducing species to the wild. To date, over fifty species of mammals and birds alone have been saved from extinction thanks to captive breeding efforts.
Habitat Restoration Efforts
Habitat restoration efforts aim to recreate, initiate, or accelerate the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged, and/or destroyed by human disturbances. These restoration efforts can range from species-specific support to the re-establishment of entire ecosystems.
Florida State University
educates the next generation of conservationists and environmentalists one student at a time.
Nat Geo Photo Arkuses the power of photography to inspire people to help protect species at risk before it's too late.
St. Marks Monarch Milkweed Initiative
sources and distributes local milkweed species to provide monarch butterflies with an ongoing viable seed and food source.
Green Again Madagascar
collaborates with Malagasy people to develop scientific strategies for rainforest restoration to conserve the unique tropical biodiversity of the island while supporting traditional livelihoods.
Anteaters & Highways
assists with the rescue/rehab of giant anteaters and collects behavioral data to advise the public and officials on how to protect this and other large South American species from vehicle collisions and habitat destruction.
conserves at-risk ecosystems through community-led partnerships by addressing rural poverty, gender inequality, and food security.
Sia- the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative - preserves the eagle and other imperiled birds of prey through culture, history, science, and spirit.
Vulpro is saving South Africa's vultures through rescue/rehab, research, public education, and captive breeding programs.