The Strategic Focus and Guiding Principles of Conservation Outreach
Calgary Zoological Society Conservation Outreach achieves positive conservation outcomes by engaging in the following activities:
1) Conducting original research in order to provide insights which will guide conservation activities and interventions.
2) Conducting or supporting activities which will build capacity of project partners and local communities to undertake conservation activities over the long term.
3) Providing specialized skills or resources to conservation partners, as summarized on the Outreach Projects page, here.
Calgary Zoological Society Conservation Outreach chooses its program partners and project initiatives based on the following principles:
1) Conservation projects are more successful and sustainable when support is consistent and long term.
2) To achieve long-term conservation success, the needs of local communities must also be met.
3) Successful conservation approaches can and should be adapted to other situations where conservation intervention is required.
4) Conservation is frequently a multi-facetted endeavour and requires a multi-disciplinary approach.
6) Habitat-level conservation and working in areas of relative high biodiversity enable projects to benefit more than one species.
7) Building a Future for Wildlife – the World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy (2005) provides detailed guidance for Conservation Outreach activities. Some key principles of the strategy document are:
You can read Building a Future for Wildlife: The World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategyby clicking here.