200 Museums, Aquariums, and Zoos Sign a Letter of Support for 30×30

The national and global push to protect at least 30% of nature – lands, waters and ocean – by 2030 (“30×30”) provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate in unprecedented ways both nationally and globally to ensure that our planet’s life support systems are conserved and restored, including the climate and biodiversity. Together, we can create a better future!

Last year we worked with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), on to a letter of support for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, and specifically the incorporated commitment to 30×30, and signed by 180 zoos, aquariums and museums (ZAMs).

This initiative continues to gain interest from ZAMs and so we are keeping the sign-on process open for additional US-based ZAMs to show their support. (Others can get involved as part of the World Ocean Day global push for 30×30, now in its third consecutive year).

The list currently includes approximately 200 ZAMs (see below for the current signatories). To add your institution’s name and logo to the letter, click here.

Also, for public and policymaker engagement on 30×30, you will find a wide variety of tools and resources for you to use. And if you’re an AZA member, link to the 30×30 Community on the AZA network, or contact us at 30×[email protected] to receive 30×30-related updates via email.

Here is a current list of signatories:

Abilene Zoo

ABQ BioPark

Adventure Aquarium

Akron Zoo

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Alabama Museum of Natural History

Alaska SeaLife Center

Aquarium of Niagara

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Audubon Nature Institute

B Bryan Preserve

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bell Museum

Bergen County Zoo

Binder Park Zoo

Birmingham Zoo

Bishop Museum

Blank Park Zoo

Brevard Zoo

Brookgreen Gardens

Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Zoo

Butterfly Pavilion

Buttonwood Park Zoological Society

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

California Academy of Sciences

California Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Cameron Park Zoo

Carnegie Science Center

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Chattanooga Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Connecticut Science Center

Conservation Society of California / Oakland Zoo

Cosley Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Dayton Society of Natural History

Delaware Zoological Society

Detroit Zoological Society

Dickerson Park Zoo

Discovery Place

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens

El Paso Zoological Society

Endangered Wolf Center

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Eugene Science Center

Ford House

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Friends of the Alexandria Zoo

Frost Science

Great Plains Zoo

Greensboro Science Center

Grizzly &Wolf Discovery Center

Honolulu Zoo

Houston Zoo

IMAG History & Science Center

Indianapolis Zoo

International Crane Foundation

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Kansas City Zoo

Kentucky Science Center

Lemur Conservation Foundation

Lincoln Park Zoo

Little Rock Zoo

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Louisville Zoological Gardens

Maine Discovery Museum

Marbles Kids Museum

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Memphis Zoo

Miller Park Zoo

Mississippi Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mt. Shasta Museum Association/Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum

Museum Association of Arizona

Museum of Science, Boston

Mystic Aquarium

Naples Zoo

Nashville Zoo

National Aquarium

National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico/GulfQuest

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Natural Encounters, Inc.

Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New England Aquarium

New York Hall of Science

Newport Aquarium

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

North Carolina Aquarium at Jennette’s Pier

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

OdySea Aquarium

Oklahoma City Zoo

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Oregon Zoo

Orlando Science Center

Palm Beach Zoo

Peoria Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Potawatomi Zoo

Potter Park Zoo

Pueblo Zoo

Racine Zoological Society, Inc (Racine Zoo)

Reading Public Museum

Red River Zoo

Reid Park Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Riverside Discovery Center

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Saginaw Children’s Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo

Salisbury Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

San Francisco Zoo

Santa Barbara Zoo

Science Museum of Minnesota

Scovill Zoo

Sea Life Park

Seacoast Science Center

Seattle Aquarium

SeaWorld Parks

Sedgwick County Zoo

Seneca Park Zoo Society

Shedd Aquarium

South Dakota Discovery Center

Southern Tier Zoological Society/Ross Park Zoo

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Staten Island Zoo

Sunset zoo

Tennessee Aquarium

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Texas State Aquarium

The Climate Museum

The David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The Florida Aquarium

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Maritime Aquarium

The Natural History Museum

The Tech Interactive

The Wild Center

Thompson Park Conservancy/ZooNew York

Tifft Nature Preserve

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center

Tracy Aviary

Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School

Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.

Turtle Conservancy

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utica Zoo

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Zoo

Western North Carolina Nature Center

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

Woodland Park Zoo

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Boise

Zoo Knoxville

Zoo Miami

Zoo New England: Franklin Park Zoo & Stone Zoo

ZooAmerica Wildlife Park