Part 1: Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund supports conservation efforts in the wild in two main ways: • •
Supporting our field conservation priorities by providing financial resources to initiatives and projects carried out by external organisations and individuals By supporting our own staff to develop or utilise specialist skills and participate in field conservation initiatives – this can include both projects led by Auckland Zoo and those led by other conservation organisations.
Financial support through grants from the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund are divided into three categories; • Category 1 projects are those that have been supported by the Zoo for at least three years. They are usually relatively large projects to which the Zoo makes a significant financial contribution. • Category 2 projects are either one-off projects or projects which the Zoo has supported for less than three years. Selection of category 1 and 3 projects often reflects the Zoo’s animal collection – providing an opportunity for the Zoo to directly support the conservation of species we hold. The Zoo also supports category 1 and 2 projects in other ways such as providing Zoo staff to work on the project or through additional fundraising through sale of merchandise in the Zoo shop etc. Applications for category 1 and 2 projects are solicited by Zoo staff. Category 3 grants are derived from a contestable fund where grants toward small projects (with a total project budget no more than NZ$20,000) are awarded for a maximum of NZ$5000. They are usually one-off projects and may be awarded to anyone in New Zealand or a developing country (i.e. outside the first world)
Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014