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Arthur A. Seeligson Jr. Conservation Fund

  • Supports native Texas wildlife projects
  • Since its establishment in 2001, the Fort Worth Zoo’s Seeligson Conservation Fund has dedicated monies to organizations and individuals whose work benefits native Texas species. This fund was established in the memory of Arthur A. Seeligson Jr., the father of Zoo Board Chairman Ramona Bass.
  • It represents the spirit behind the Zoo’s Texas Wild! exhibit, which teaches the importance of land stewardship and of conserving the biodiversity found in our own backyard.
  • Significant achievements: Captive breeding and monitoring of wild Houston toad populations

 

Caribbean Wildlife Alliance (CWA)

  • Supports American crocodile, Jamaican iguana and frog species in the in the Caribbean islands
  • Founded in 2010, the CWA is dedicated to the preservation of the Caribbean’s native wildlife through research, education and conservation.
  • Significant achievements: CWA partners are working to identify all plant species in the Hellshire Hills area of Jamaica for a more complete understanding of the island’s biodiversity.
International Bongo Foundation (IBF)

International Elephant Foundation (IEF)

  • Supports African and Asian elephant species in African and Asian countries
  • Founded in 1998, the mission of the IEF is to support and operate conservation and education programs both in managed facilities and in the wild, with emphasis on management, protection and scientific research.
  • Significant achievements: Elephant health research, elephant translocation monitoring, community conservation awareness
International Rhino Foundation (IRF)

International Iguana Foundation (IIF)

  • Supports iguana species worldwide, including Jamaica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Anegada
  • The IIF was founded in 2001 to ensure the survival of iguanas and their habitats through conservation, awareness and scientific programs that enhance the survival of wild iguanas and their habitats.
  • Significant achievements: Coordination of iguana conservation programs for nine species in nine countries
Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)