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NEW: Read our 2012 El Paso Zoo Conservation Report

There are many ways individuals, families, organizations and businesses can support wildlife conservation programs at the El Paso Zoo. One of the easiest ways to get involved is to visit the zoo. Entrance fees support a wide variety of programs and when you arrive you can learn more about conservation efforts and how you and your family can get involved, how to become a volunteer and the many benefits of membership with the
El Paso Zoological Society.

Be sure to think about the Zoo when you are ready to recycle your cell phones, cell phone accessories, IPods and MP3 players, handheld game systems, GPS handheld units, laptops, e-readers and portable hard drives. These items can be dropped off at the El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Education Center near the Zoo Front Gate. Enter from the Passport Cafe side and look for the recycle box in the Internet Cafe. If you are not planning to enter the Zoo, ask a Security Officer to contact a member of the Education Team to receive your item. Funds received from recycling these electronic items support zoo conservation projects.

Free endangered species ringtones and phone wallpapers
The Center for Biological Diversity

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Help save our oceans today
  • Learn more about marine conservation issues and tell others, including lawmakers, how you feel about them. Take the Seven C's Pledge and download the Seafood Watch Guide. Together, we can solve or prevent many of the problems our ocean friends face
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Everyone Should Recycle
  • The City of El Paso Curbside Recycling Program offers residents an easy and convenient way to reduce waste and contribute to the preservation of our environment. Recyclables are collected once a week, on your regular garbage collection day.
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Palm Oil Action Information - Help orangutans and other Asian animals
  • Help end the "Palm Oil Crisis" and save the last remaining habitats for orangutans, Asian elephants, tigers and other endangered species by contacting companies that use palm oil in their products.
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Take Action Today to Help the Mexican Wolf
  • The Mexican wolf is in big trouble and may soon go extinct in the wild for the second time in the past 40 years.
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Take Action Today to Help Przewalski's Horses
  • The El Paso Zoo joined this global effort in 2010 to help maintain a sustainable population of Przewalski's horses in North America as a safeguard to preserve the species if something ever happens to the wild population.
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Take Action Today to Help African Lions
  • You and your family can make a difference in helping lions.
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El Paso: A Great Place for Solar Energy
  • Solar energy is the generation of electricity from sunlight. Look on the roof of the Kalahari Research Station for a series of solar panels. Energy generated by these panels is returned to the electric grid in El Paso.
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African Elephant Take Action Information
Help elephants and other African animals

  • In the last century, rampant ivory poaching and habitat loss caused African elephant numbers to drop from over ten million animals in 1900 to fewer than 500,000 by the late 1980's. The Zoo encourages people to think and act both locally and globally in helping wildlife.
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Help make El Paso a safer place for Burrowing Owls
  • The Zoo is asking everyone who knows of Burrowing Owls that may need our help with safer nesting locations to contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Urban Biologist.
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Help frogs and other amphibians
  • The Zoo is asking everyone to learn about frogs and the many ways we can share natural habitats in our city with them. Visit our Take Action page to learn more and tell others what you have learned.
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Make a difference, Help save the Asian elephant
  • The El Paso Zoo has been the number one zoo sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund Flying Squad and a supporter of conservation efforts at Tesso Nilo National Park since the first Elephant Festival at the Zoo raised funds for conservation efforts in Sumatra in 2002.
  • Learn more about the problems Asian elephants are facing in Sumatra.
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Make a difference, support the Zoo's Conservation Fund
  • You and your family can join the Zoo in conservation and education efforts around the world by making a tax deductible contribution to the El Paso Zoological Society Conservation Fund.
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Make a difference, help save Andean bears
  • You and your family can help spectacled bears by first becoming informed and then getting involved in conservation and education efforts.
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The El Paso Zoological Society
  • The El Paso Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of supporting the El Paso Zoo and its programs in conservation, education and recreation. Right now there is so much going on at the El Paso Zoo and we wouldn't want you to miss any part of it. El Paso Zoo is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
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