The Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) program is one of AZA’s tools to combat the loss of some of our most beloved species around the world.
The SAFE framework protects threatened animals, builds on established recovery plans, brings together AZA member institutions for collaboration, implements strategic conservation and stakeholder engagement activities, and measures and reports on conservation progress. SAFE committees work with government, nonprofits, zoos, and aquariums to ensure there is a holistic view on species conservation. SAFE plans work with in-situ (in the natural habitat) conservation organizations to ensure the recovery of these populations as well as ex-situ (outside of natural habitat or in captivity) populations.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park works with other zoos and organizations around the world to ensure the survival of the many species in our collection. Today, exotic species in even the most remote corners of the world suffer from habitat loss, overexploitation, and environmental pollution. This means our conservation efforts are more important than ever.
Participate in species-related days at your local zoo or aquarium. The Alligator Farm celebrates:
• I <3 Eastern Indigo Snake Day: Feb. 8
• Earth Day (Party for the Planet): April 19
• World Migratory Bird Day: May 14
• World Turtle Day: May 23
• World Crocodile Day: June 17
• National Pollinator Week: June 19-25
• World Snake Day: July 16
• International Vulture Awareness Day: Sept. 2
Eastern Indigo snake
North American monarch
Cape griffon vulture