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AZA Zoo Partnerships
The Association of Zoos and Aquarium's (AZA) Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) focuses on the collective expertise within AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audience to save species. SAFE is a framework that focuses on protecting threatened species by developing recovery plans, collaborating with AZA and conservation stakeholders, and implementing strategic conservation and engagement initiatives.
The Orangutan SAFE program moves beyond the goals of the AZA Orangutan Species Survival Plan (SSP), of which the aim is to manage our captive populations by focusing specifically on the conservation of the wild orangutan population. The Orangutan SAFE program aims to protect and restore the wild orangutan population and their habitats through public engagement, funding, and field work.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
From smarter shopping to donating to organizations supporting critical orangutan habitat, there are many tangible ways to help support orangutans in your everyday life!
INTERNATIONAL ORANGUTAN DAY TOOLKIT
In honor of International Orangutan Day on August 19, we hope you'll join us in celebrating and raising awareness of this iconic endangered species
Check out the Orangutan SAFE toolkit for details on the SAFE Program, online/in-person activity ideas, crafts, social media posts, and more!
Saving the Orangutan
An iconic great ape and the only great ape species (other than humans) found outside of Africa, orangutans are classified as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation Of Nature (IUCN). To learn more about the orangutan and the threats it currently faces, click below.”
Get to Know Us
Partnerships are critical to species recovery. SAFE prioritizes collaboration among AZA member institutions and international conservation organizations. Through this network, we are able to accomplish our goals to protect orangutans and the wild places they call home. Learn more about some of the leading AZA member organizations dedicated to saving orangutans.