Conservation is at the heart of Auckland Zoo. Ask any staff member and they will tell you that what drives them is their passion for conservation - the ability to make a difference to wildlife and the environment, and to inspire others to do the same.
Auckland Zoo and its partners are conservation optimists - all working hard to build a brighter future for wildlife and wild places. Even when a species population is at critical, we will always be there to help. We're driven by our desire to make a positive difference and our enthusiasm to inspire others to care about wildlife and wild places as much as we do.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has forecast that 30% of the world's species of wildlife will disappear over the next 50 years - zoos around the world are playing a critical role in helping prevent this.