are generated by contributions from supporting zoos; these funds are
placed into a general fund that is equally distributed among projects
selected for support. An exciting aspect of the Initiative is that
participating zoos have committed to a minimum of three years of support
to enable projects to submit multi-year grants.
supporting the Ape TAG Conservation Initiative include:
($10,000 per year): Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden &
Prehistoric Park, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoological Gardens,
Oklahoma City Zoological Park, and San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal
Supporter ($5,000 per year): Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,
Dallas Zoo, Detroit Zoological Society, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden,
Sedgwick County Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo, and Zoo Atlanta.
Supporter ($1,000 per year): Ape Conservation Effort,
Audubon Institute, Bronx Zoo, Buffalo Zoological Gardens, Cameron
Park Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo,
Como Zoo and Conservancy, Disney's Animal Kingdom, El Paso Zoo,
Ellen Trout Zoo, Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Gladys Porter Zoo, Gorilla
SSP, Houston Zoo, Jacksonville Zoo, Knoxville Zoo, Lincoln Park
Zoo, Little Rock Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens,
Minnesota Zoo, New England Chapter of AAZK, North Carolina Zoo,
Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure,
Sacramento Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, St. Louis Zoo, Toledo Zoo, Topeka
Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Virginia Zoological Park, and Zoo Miami and the
Zoological Society of Florida.
support for the Initiative was received from: Fort Wayne Children's
Zoo, Greater Kansas City AAZK Chapter, Lion Country Safari, Louisville
Zoo, Zoo Boise, and a generous matching grant from the Arcus Foundation.