Visiting a Zoo This Week? Research Sheds Light on Why You Go, and the Impact on Conservation in the Wild

When you step inside a zoo or aquarium this year, your visit may do more for wildlife conservation than you know. Research published this week in international journal Nature Communications, finds that zoos and aquariums that draw more visitors also contribute more to conservation projects in the wild. According to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), its members deliver more than $350 million in conservation funding annually.

Visiting a Zoo This Week? Research Sheds Light on Why You Go, and the Impact on Conservation in the Wild

 

Read more about this study at http://www.ecoevoblog.com/2020/02/28/why-go-to-the-zoo/

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