Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate change and the over-consumption of natural resources threaten both wildlife and humanity. Zoos and aquariums have an exceptional opportunity to lead by example and engage the public in a vital dialogue and debate on environmental issues.
Acting sustainably means meeting the needs of the present without harming or compromising the future – or, to put it more simply, giving back at least as much as we take from nature.
Zoos and aquariums have a special responsibility, as they care for live animals and run breeding programmes for endangered species. Not only do zoos educate schools and the public about animal conservation, but they are well placed to engage their visitors, both young and old, in the wider challenges of achieving a more sustainable society.
BIAZA’s Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Group supports zoos and aquariums to help meet these challenges and engage the public in environmental dialogue and debate.
If you are a BIAZA member you can log in and view the Environmental Sustainabilty and Climate Change (ES&CC) group pages here.
Banner photo credit: Janine Robinson