Conservation in Action
The Dallas World Aquarium has a long standing and strong commitment to the conservation of the Earth’s natural habitats. It is our mission to create an appreciation and understanding of our interdependence on the Earth and its fragile ecosystems. The Dallas World Aquarium is committed to in situ conservation efforts within our local and international communities. The majority of the animals in our collection are threatened or endangered in their natural habitats. We are involved in several ongoing cooperative conservation/breeding and education programs with government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in other countries, including: Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Please enjoy learning about these diverse programs and projects that span six countries and involve such charismatic creatures as the Three-toed sloth, the mighty Harpy eagle and the smallest of the Sirenians, the Amazonian manatee.