Stories in the ‘Conservation News’ Category

Celebrate Tapirs with Us: Tapir SOS

Posted by in Conservation News,Events,Global Conservation,Zoo News

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Post by Mary Fields This weekend, April 25th and 26th, the Houston Zoo will be holding a Tapir Spotlight on Species from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Throughout the day we will have fun activities for everyone to play, a photo-op with our “camera trap”, and a chance for you to help enrich our very […]

Fish of the Week – Post #7

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Zoo News

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By now you have heard us talk about sustainable seafood and why it is important to be mindful when choosing which seafood to eat and which options are best to avoid. Embracing the use of sustainable seafood is one of the best ways we can all contribute to our oceans’ health, and we have three […]

Guest Blogger Carolyn Jess is Back to Talk About Ocelots

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Zoo News

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We have invited Carolyn Jess back to help us out as guest blogger in 2015 with a focus on native wildlife. Jess is a 13 year old student who has agreed to be our special guest blogger about wildlife conservation. Carolyn was awarded the Alban Heiser Conservation Award in 2014, presented to her by Jack […]

From the Wild: A Close Partnership All the Way From Rwanda

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Gorillas,Zoo News

CHT Staff, Left to Right: Innocent, Eric, Oliver and Valerie. Photo credit of CHT.

Written by: Valerie Akuredusenge Hi! My name is Valerie Akuredusenge, the Program Director of Conservation Heritage – Turambe, (CHT). I grew up in Gakenke District in the Northern Province of Rwanda. I began my journey in wildlife conservation as a tour guide, leading others through the dense rainforests of central Africa. I facilitated influential conservation experiences […]

Science Made Simple: How’d That Fish Get On Your Plate?

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Science Made Simple,Zoo News

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My name is Ryan and I love science. Join me as I try to make tough science a little less confusing. Follow along as I research the issues, untangle the mess, and figure out what you really need to know to help animals and the environment.   Today’s Topic: How’d That Fish Get On Your Plate? […]

Traveling to See Animals in the Wild With the Houston Zoo

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Staff in the Wild,Travel,Zoo News

Photo credit: Renee Bumpus

The Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Program’s goal is to protect animals by connecting people to nature.  Our travel program encourages experiences in nature that foster care for the natural world and empower individuals to take action to save wildlife. Our Wildlife Conservation Program offers various opportunities to experience the wild with wildlife professionals.  Our Houston […]

Action for Apes Groups Are Making A Difference!

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Zoo News

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There is a little over a month left in our 2015 Action for Apes Cell Phone Recycling Challenge, which means there is still time to participate! We are up to 26 local Houston schools and organizations who are recycling cell phones to help save gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild! These 26 groups have an estimated […]

From the Wild: Visiting Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Gorillas,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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With the arrival of our gorillas and a brand new exhibit opening in May 2015, we are committed to ensuring gorillas are protected in the wild. Houston Zoo staff is currently visiting our gorilla conservation partners in Rwanda to see how we can continue to grow our partnerships to ensure mountain gorillas are protected. The […]

Fish of the Week – Post #5

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Zoo News

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It’s week five of seven for our Fish of the Week blog series! This week’s meal features sustainably-sourced catfish along with a recipe provided by our very own Chef Larry. We hope you are enjoying these meals at home, and we thank you for helping protect marine wildlife and their ecosystems! This week’s recipe is: Blackened Catfish with […]

Sabinga’s Updates: Zoo Staff Visits Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Range

Posted by in Attwater's Prairie Chicken,Birds,Conservation News,Zoo News

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I got to accompany Dr. Joe Flanagan Houston Zoo vet and other Zoo staff to the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located approximately 90 kilometers west of Houston, Texas. This refuge is home to last population of Attwater’s Prairie Chicken.  They are a stocky brown, strongly barred grouse with lighter colored lines with […]

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