Binder Park Zoo
Located in Battle Creek, Michigan, Binder Park Zoo is home to over 600 animals, in a 433 acre natural park. It connects over 300,000 people annually to the environment and is committed to nurturing empathy, understanding, and conservation of nature.
American Association of Zookeepers, Inc. (AAZK)
AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.
Based at the Detroit Zoo, this AAZK chapter has a long history of raising money for conservation and the profession of Zookeeping.
Michigan State University Department of Zoology
Michigan State University's Department of Zoology offers a degree in Zoology with a Zoo and Aquarium Science concentration. This specialized, four-year, degree is where the majority of Binder Park Zookeepers received their education. Graduates from this program are employed at zoological facilities around the globe.
Organizations We Support
Bushmeat Crisis Task Force
The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF) was formed in 1999 to fulfill a mission of building a public, professional and government constituency aimed at identifying and supporting solutions that effectively respond to the bushmeat crisis in Africa and around the world. Solving the bushmeat crisis requires multiple short-term and long-term interventions in many areas. BCTF members work individually to support actions in the field that directly address human and wildlife impacts of the bushmeat crisis. We work together through the BCTF project to manage information towards our goals of engaging key decision makers, facilitating education and training and raising public awareness.
The Nature Conservancy - Protecting nature, Preserving Life
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker. CCF's mission is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems, working with all stakeholders to achieve best practice in the conservation and management of the world's cheetahs. As Namibia has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world, CCF's International Research and Education Centre is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo.
LEWA Wildlife Conservancy
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and develpoment programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
International Rhino Foundation
The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to the survival of the world's rhino species through conservation and research.
Snow Leopard Trust
Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust is the world's leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard.