Corporate sponsors & funding partners
Building the biodiversity bank for our planet’s future
Banks are the trusted haven for our life savings. Whether we are saving for our children’s college fund, retirement or rainy day emergencies, we want to keep our “livelihood” safe. Our planet does not have the same luxury. Some scientists estimate that we could lose up to two-thirds of wildlife populations by 2020, while others say it could be between a third to half of all species by 2050. Either way, the need for a safe haven is clear.
The worldwide zoo and aquarium community is playing an increasingly important role in the biodiversity bank for our future. Conservation breeding and reintroduction have helped prevent the extinction of 6 out of 16 critically endangered bird species and 9 out of 13 mammal species, including species previously classified as Extinct in the Wild.
Good data is the basic building block
Organizations are starting to explore how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can help protect our planet and stem the extinction crisis. But having good data remains an essential building block for quality insights.
Species360, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, has been the primary source of biological insights on living collections of wildlife in human care since 1974. Created by our members to advance global collaboration and information sharing, Species360 ZIMS is an unmatched knowledgebase. With more than 10 million animals and 22,000 species, ZIMS increases the known demographic data on wildlife by 10x.
More than 1100 zoos, aquariums and other wildlife organizations in 95 countries are generating streams of data into Species360 ZIMS in real-time, yielding important new insights on best practice animal care. Average growth rate of 60-100 new members annually. It’s time to leverage this treasure of data.
Partnering with Species360
By partnering with Species360, our corporate sponsors are investing in a critical data bank for our planet’s future. Early progress by the Species360 science team, in partnership with our leading members, on advancing conservation outcomes for species like turtles and pangolins is leading to broader collaboration opportunities with organizations such as IUCN, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Reserves Singapore and CITES. Becoming a Species360 corporate sponsor means you become visibly aligned to a larger community of worldwide organizations leading the way in conservation science and action.
Species360 sponsors have the opportunity to strengthen their brand presence, build brand equity and increase sales in key growth markets around the world. Corporate sponsors will have their names linked to visible support for the community-wide 44-year initiative of Species360, and position themselves as a contributing partner to a global zoological and aquarium community in 95 countries. In addition to prominent brand placement on the Species360 website and within ZIMS (shown to more than 20,000 animal management professionals), examples of additional benefits a sponsor may receive follow for reference:
- Sponsor announcement (Example 1, Example 2)
- Thank you letters from conservation organizations to sponsors
- Job postings on behalf of a sponsor
- Promotion of a sponsor’s press-release
How funds are used
New members and training in developing countries: Are essential for growing knowledge on many threatened species located in those countries, yet they often lack the funds for membership and training.
Software development/ enhancement: Member requested functionality enhancements have yet to be funded in medical, nutrition, behavior modules and wildlife welfare.
Innovation: With 40 years of collective knowledge in the database, there is an unprecedented opportunity to explore innovative approaches & advanced technologies to expand the impact of this data in conservation and animal welfare.
Sponsors and Partners
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- iZone Imaging
- Kasper Fauna Food
- Lyon Technologies Inc.
- Mazuri Exotic Nutrition Company
- Studio Hanson Roberts
- US National Science Foundation
- zoOceanarium Group
- Zoological Lighting Institute
What does Species360 do?
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Sponsorship Fact Sheet