The Blank Park Zoo partners with many conservation organizations that strive to protect wildlife affected by plastic pollution. If you would like to learn more about these organizations and the animals that they protect, visit the links below.
The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) focuses on the conservation of turtle species worldwide. TSA is also committed to combating the illegal wildlife trade of turtles and tortoises around the globe. Their mission is to have zero turtle extinctions in the 21st century. If you would like to learn more about turtle and tortoise species, the struggles they face, and TSA’s efforts, visit www.turtlesurvival.org.
The Marine Mammal Center is committed to the global conservation of marine mammal species. Through rescue and rehabilitation along the California coast, the Center is able treat injured or stranded animals and release them back into the wild. Roughly 600 marine mammals are treated each year. The Marine Mammal Center also shares their mission of conservation through public education and research. Visit www.marinemammalcenter.org to learn more about the Center, the animals under their care, and their lives in the wild.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) focuses on the conservation of sea turtle species through nest research, assessments of human impact and rehabilitation of distressed turtles. They are also devoted to the public inspiration of marine stewardship to protect turtle habitats. Go to www.GeorgiaSeaTurtleCenter.org to learn more about sea turtle species and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Seafood Watch, created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, is a program and mobile app designed to promote the purchase of fish that has been acquired through sustainable practices. Visit www.MontereyBayAquarium.org to learn more about how you can make sustainable choices that support healthy marine systems.