The Brookfield Public Library has partnered with the Brookfield Zoo and Riverside Public Library for The Language of Conservation, a project that aims to deepen public awareness of conservation efforts through poetry.  Developed as a program by Poets House and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Central Park Zoo, research demonstrated that people who encountered poetry as part of their zoo experience left with a better understanding of the importance of conservation, and their role in…

The Brookfield Public Library has partnered with the Brookfield Zoo and Riverside Public Library for The Language of Conservation, a project that aims to deepen public awareness of conservation efforts through poetry. Developed as a program by Poets House and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Central Park Zoo, research demonstrated that people who encountered poetry as part of their zoo experience left with a better understanding of the importance of conservation, and their role in…

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Martha, the last passenger pigeon, lived out her last days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite efforts to save what was once the most numerous bird species in America, Martha died in 1914. Almost one hundred years later, this mural reproduces an original masterpiece by Mr. Ruthven that shows Martha and her flock soaring over the historic Bird Run at the Cincinnati Zoo, and is a reminder of the importance of wildlife conservation.

Martha, the last passenger pigeon, lived out her last days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite efforts to save what was once the most numerous bird species in America, Martha died in 1914. Almost one hundred years later, this mural reproduces an original masterpiece by Mr. Ruthven that shows Martha and her flock soaring over the historic Bird Run at the Cincinnati Zoo, and is a reminder of the importance of wildlife conservation.

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Infographic on shark finning and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems - Pew Environment Group

Infographic on shark finning and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems - Pew Environment Group

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The King - As much as we like to think that zoos are great “educational” tools that promote the importance of wildlife “conservation,” the reality is these facilities are mostly made for our own paltry entertainment. Taking wild animals from their natural habitat and placing them in unnatural enclosures where they will never be able to express their instincts causes an enormous amount of harm to these individuals.  The frustration and boredom that these animals experience in captivity often…

The King - As much as we like to think that zoos are great “educational” tools that promote the importance of wildlife “conservation,” the reality is these facilities are mostly made for our own paltry entertainment. Taking wild animals from their natural habitat and placing them in unnatural enclosures where they will never be able to express their instincts causes an enormous amount of harm to these individuals. The frustration and boredom that these animals experience in captivity often…

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One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the Orang Utan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. It is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of these endangered species. (AP…

One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the Orang Utan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. It is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of these endangered species. (AP…

In many poor and under developed countries, there is very little awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and saving the eco-system. Wildlife is not considered a precious national asset and is often seen as a means of earning a quick profit or just the next meal on the table for a large, hungry family. Illiteracy, poverty , apathy, and corruption are also major reasons why saving endangered fauna and flora is not on the list of priorities for people and governments. Ruthless…

In many poor and under developed countries, there is very little awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and saving the eco-system. Wildlife is not considered a precious national asset and is often seen as a means of earning a quick profit or just the next meal on the table for a large, hungry family. Illiteracy, poverty , apathy, and corruption are also major reasons why saving endangered fauna and flora is not on the list of priorities for people and governments. Ruthless…

Zoo-6..Two under a year old baby Bornean orangutans, second left and right, cling on to their mother while another 3-year-old orangutan kisses her, 3 October, 2013, at the Singapore Zoo.

Zoo-6..Two under a year old baby Bornean orangutans, second left and right, cling on to their mother while another 3-year-old orangutan kisses her, 3 October, 2013, at the Singapore Zoo.

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“Cuteness" shouldn't be the measure for #conservation.  UGLY doesn’t mean UN-important! #bats #WeDeserveLove

“Cuteness" shouldn't be the measure for #conservation. UGLY doesn’t mean UN-important! #bats #WeDeserveLove

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Beaver (Castor canadensis)    Grey Owl, an England citizen who posed as a Métis, pioneered the beaver conservation movement in the late 1930s, recounting the importance of Canada’s forests and wildlife, particularly the beaver. via cwf-fcf.org

Beaver (Castor canadensis) Grey Owl, an England citizen who posed as a Métis, pioneered the beaver conservation movement in the late 1930s, recounting the importance of Canada’s forests and wildlife, particularly the beaver. via cwf-fcf.org

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Biodiversity for food security and nutrition: 30 years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (FAO)

Biodiversity for food security and nutrition: 30 years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (FAO)

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