Authorities allowed visitors who pledge on steps that could benefit endangered species, like to eat sustainable seafood and switching off lights when not in use and other conservation measures.
On the occasion of endangered species day Dallas Zoo joined 200 other institutions in similar activities on Friday.
Ohio’s Akron Zoo also kept away visitors from Sumatran tigers, and only limited access were given to visitors to capture its glimpse.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums or AZA which includes 229 organizations worldwide, has launched an ambitious program SAFE or Saving Animals From Extinction. The project is to save some of the most vulnerable species from extinction.
It will be built on already existing programs, deepening the conservative efforts and work.
David Barnhardt, director of marketing and guest services of Ohio’s Akron Zoo said, “Through SAFE we will pull all of these resources we have available to us and develop action plans, raise awareness and engage the public to help these endangered species.”
Endangered species Coalition said that the Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about the importance of animals and how they can conserve and protect them.
The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations. They are working to protect nation’s endangered wildlife.
Wild Earth Academy is a program which is initiated by Dallas Zoo in February 2015.
This program educates people about endangered species.
Ben Jones, Wild Earth Academy’s Dean and Senior Director said, “There’s a balance in nature and it’s very evident that that balance is becoming imbalanced, it’s shifting. We have to do our part to use the resources that we have, but not use them up.”
The coalition also produces yearly report “Vanishing: Ten American Species Our Children May Never See.”
This report lists top 10 endangered species during the time of reporting.