Conservation Projects

A portion of our proceeds benefits wildlife conservation. For four years we have financially supported the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo’s efforts to repopulate the wild lands of Israel with the highly endangered Persian fallow deer.

In 2015 we were highlighted in their annual report for not only our financial contributions but our work in raising awareness to the plight of the Persian fallow deer through our media work.

fallow smallIn 2018 we have started gathering change at our events for help with our favorite North American small mammal-the highly endangered black-footed ferret. Change raised will benefit Prairie Wildlife Research’s direct ferret projects.

Our ferret (European polecat) ambassadors go to every outreach and are a great way to teach about a very similar animal right here in the United States. We are hoping to instill a genuine love for these amazing animals that were in very recent history at the brink of extinction.

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This is the front of an educational postcard we are giving out at events.

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Conservation is extremely important to Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® founders Chester and Lisa Moore.

Lisa taught in public schools for 19 years and worked directly with fisheries and water conservation through the high school bass fishing team she founded.

Chester has worked as a wildlife journalist for 25 years and besides winning more than 100 awards for writing, photography and radio has also been honored for his work with conservation.

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Chester Moore releasing a banded bluewing teal while working on a story with the U.S. Geological Survey.

In 2017, he won the Mossy Oak Outdoors Legacy Award for his work through Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® and in working with school children on wildlife issues since 1995.

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Chester Moore accepting the Mossy Oak Outdoors Legacy Award at the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association banquet in 2017.

In 2014 he won the Texas Soil & Conservation District’s “Conservationist of the Year” award. Previously he was named “Conservation Communicator of the Year” and “Youth Conservationist of the Year” by the Sportsman’s Conservationist of Texas.

He was also named a “Hero of Conservation” by Field & Stream as part of the legendary magazine’s annual honoring of those who help wildlife and fisheries conservation happen across the nation.

Wildlife conservation awareness is part of all Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® events and encounters.

Our latest project involves a brave young girl named Madison Beldon who is battling cystic fibrosis. 26166722_523143481387996_1066113478329303579_nShe is one of our beloved Wild Wishes kids. Maddie has a heart for wildlife conservation and a talent for art. Check out our Maddie’s Ark Page to see how we are partnering to raise awareness to conservation through her artwork.

 

 

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