Zoo Med Gives Back
An education, conservation, and advocacy organization for reptiles promoting awareness, education, responsible care, and professional unity.
“The US Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is a science and education based advocacy for the responsible private ownership of, and trade in reptiles. We endorse caging standards, sound husbandry, escape prevention protocols, and an integrated approach to vital conservation issues. Our goal is to facilitate cooperation between government agencies, the scientific community, and the private sector in order to produce policy proposals that will effectively address important husbandry and conservation issues. The health of these animals, public safety, and maintaining ecological integrity are our primary concerns.”
USARK is working hard to protect your rights to keep and breed reptiles and amphibians. Don’t let animal rights groups take away your liberty to be a responsible pet owner. Donate to USARK today to ensure that we and future generations will be able to experience the joy of having a special bond with these incredible creatures.
In 2009, Zoo Med Labs donated a total of $59,144.31 to USARK.
2010-2015, Zoo Med Labs matched every donation; over $100,000 each year!
In 2016, Zoo Med Labs will again match every donation you make up to a total of $100,000!
For more information, visit www.usark.org
The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is an action-oriented global partnership that is committed to zero turtle extinctions in the 21st century. To achieve this, the TSA:
- Creates breeding programs, including building facilities, for critically endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises.
- Conducts field research.
- Develops conservation plans and puts those plans into action.
- Promotes conservation awareness among local communities.
- Provides support, knowledge, training and resources to conservation partners around the world.
- Advocates for greater enforcement of wildlife laws.
Zoo Med has been the title sponsor for the TSA conference for 6 years.
“The 8th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles will be held August 16-19, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The meeting is co-hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), with local support from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We are pleased to announce that Zoo Med has once again pledged their support as Title Sponsor of the event, which promises to be our best yet!”
For more information on TSA, visit www.turtlesurvival.org
For conference information, visit www.turtlesurvival.org/get-involved/2010-conference
A group dedicated to preserving the world’s turtles and tortoises through captive breeding, conservation, research, and education…
Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) Mission
The mission of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) is to ensure the survival of the world’s turtles and tortoises through captive breeding. The TTPG supports the private ownership of chelonians and recognizes the substantial role that the private sector has played in the captive breeding and conservation of turtles and tortoises.
TTPG members have specialized knowledge and expertise on the captive care and breeding of chelonians obtained through education, research, and practical knowledge gained from years of experience in maintaining and breeding chelonians. The TTPG will share knowledge and educate individuals and organizations regarding captive care, husbandry, health, breeding, and conservation of chelonians. Members will pursue and encourage legal, ethical, and moral efforts to prevent the extinction of turtle and tortoise species. The TTPG recognizes that captive breeding reduces the pressure on wild populations and provides assurance colonies for species threatened in the wild due to habitat loss, disease, or natural disasters.
Members will share information on captive care and breeding of chelonians through their annual conference, speaking at herpetological societies, articles, and their newsletter. The TTPG recognizes as a group we can accomplish more than any one individual and can ensure that turtle and tortoise species survive for future generations.
Zoo Med has been sponsoring Turtle Night at the National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona, FL since 2003. Turtle Night is an event hosted by the NRBE to promote the TTPG. For more information on Turtle Night please visit: http://www.ttpg.org/htm2010/turtle_night.html
2010 Zoo Med attended and presented at the first ever TTPG Conference.
2011 Zoo Med is the title sponsor for the TTPG Conference. For more information on this event please visit: http://www.ttpg.org/htm2010/conference.html
The mission of the IIF is 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. The International Iguana Foundation:
- Works in partnership with a wide variety of organizations.
- Generates public awareness of threats facing iguanas today and the important role that iguanas play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
- Works to restore these flagship species and their habitats through field conservation.
- Provides critical support to iguana recovery programs.
- Operates an annual small grants program to support the conservation of endangered iguanas.
The IIF is a nonprofit organization registered in the state of Texas.
For more information, visit www.iguanafoundation.org
Clubs and Societies
Many Reptile, Aquatic and Avian clubs contact Zoo Med Laboratories requesting donations for their meetings, auctions, and various fundraisers. In addition, a number of animal sanctuaries and rescues receive product donations for the care of their animals. Every year, Zoo Med sends product donations to over 100 clubs and rescues. Each donation is valued between $150 to $600.
As much as Zoo Med cares for the well-being of animals everywhere, the company has, even more, compassion for people in need. In 2007, founder and President of Zoo Med, Gary Bagnall donated a 4×4 pickup truck to a non-profit group that cares for and provides relief, food, clothing, education and medical attention to needy children in Haiti. This year, Zoo Med employees were happy to contribute money for a donation to Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The people at Zoo Med intend to make other philanthropic efforts in the future, with the hope of truly impacting the world in a positive way.