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, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Sedgwick County Zoo, and
Supporter ($1,000 per year): Ape Conservation Effort,
Audubon Institute, Bronx Zoo, Cameron Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo,
Disney's Animal Kingdom, Ellen Trout Zoo, Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Gladys
Porter Zoo, Gorilla SSP, Houston Zoo, Jacksonville Zoo, Lincoln
Park Zoo, Little Rock Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoological
Gardens, New England Chapter of AAZK, North Carolina Zoo, Rolling
Hills Wildlife Adventure, San Antonio Zoo, Toledo Zoo, Virginia
Zoological Park, Woodland Park Zoo, and Zoo Miami and the Zoological
Society of Florida.
single year support for the Initiative was received from: El Paso
Zoo, Knoxville Zoo,
Lion Country Safari, Zoo Boise, and a generous matching grant from
the Arcus Foundation.