Call to Action

A call to action campaign is a campaign that prompts people to take action. One of the goals of conservation education is to provide the public with personal and meaningful connections to nature that prompt them to take action. This section features ideas and articles on conservation ‘call to action’ campaigns.

WAZA’s Biodiversity is Us Campaign

Zoos and aquariums have decided to take the lead in getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is shrinking at an alarming rate. WAZA’s “Biodiversity is Us” project is timed to support the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020, by providing tools for raising awareness about biodiversity.

Climate Change: Actions to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Join IZE in protecting wildlife and wild places from climate change. We can each take action to decrease our carbon footprint and make a positive change for biodiversity and ecosystems.

Zoos Go Green!

In order to “walk the talk,” zoos should lead the green practice movement. At the 2008 IZE Conference, green practices from zoos around the world were gathered. Hopefully these ideas will provide inspiration for your zoo.

Amphibian Crisis: The greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity!

adapted by Jennifer Quinn, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Acquario de Genova (Genoa Aquarium) For Sustainable Fishery
by Stefano Angelini, Head of Education, Acquario di Genova

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)

An Important Opportunity for Zoo and Aquarium Education
by Tom Naiman, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

7 Guidelines to Wildlife Conservation Action

Disney’s Animal Kingdom