Our daily actions and purchases can affect wildlife and habitats all over the world. You can personally help protect wildlife by doing earth-friendly activities in your home and at your work every day, and when you travel. If you want to get deeply involved with helping the environment, think about joining a conservation organization, volunteering your time to conservation projects or writing your legislators when you have an opinion about pending legislation on environmental, land use and other issues.

At Home Conservation

Just like the Saint Louis Zoo, you can help save animals and their habitats. Start in your own home. 

At Your Work Conservation

Expand your conservation efforts at home to your workplace. 


Just one family making the change to reusable bags can keep 1,500 plastic bags out of the ocean each year! By saying #byetobags, you can make a difference for the world’s oceans.  

Bugged by Insect Pests?

Here are some ways to control many common household pests without using lots of toxic chemicals.


Did you know that one out of every three bites of food you eat depends on pollinators?

On the Road Conservation

As you plan your next trip, you can still be as good an environmentalist away as you are at home. 

What Fish Is on Your Plate?

When you buy fish or other seafood at the grocery store or order it at a restaurant,  do you know if it was caught or farmed using environmentally-friendly or sustainable methods?

Palm Oil and Orangutans

Orangutans are in trouble in the wild. Their forest homes are being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations. Using certified sustainable palm oil is a more effective and responsible choice.

Saving Birds – You Can Help!

Thousands of bird populations and entire species are hanging on by their wingtips. Here are some ways you can help save birds that visit your home or that live in the wild.

cell-phone recycling

To help protect endangered species, the St. Louis chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites you to recycle your old electronic hand-held devices.