Saturday, January 30, 2021

Joint Conservation Committee Puts Spotlight On Research, Education, Conservation At Philadelphia Zoo

The January newsletter from the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee highlighted the research, education and conservation at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The Philadelphia Zoo is the nation’s first zoo which officially opened on July 1, 1874. Since its inception, the Philadelphia Zoo has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of animals and setting the foundation for strong environmental conservation and stewardship initiatives, while at the same time educating citizens from all over the world about the importance of each endeavor through firsthand interactions and experiences.

The Philadelphia Zoo is a top attraction in the City of Brotherly Love that sits on 42 acres and draws in over 1.2 million visitors annually. Approximately 1,300 animals call the Philadelphia Zoo their home. The animals at the zoo are diverse, and include ones that are classified as rare, vulnerable and endangered.

Click Here to read more.  [Note: The Zoo is closed through Feb. 11.]

Other articles featured in the newsletter include--

-- Natural Selection Helps Artificially-Managed Bees

-- Riskiest And Safe Places For Disasters

-- Antibiotic Resistance IN Nature

-- Geothermal Energy’s Potential

-- Personal Protective Equipment Litter

-- Benjamin Franklin and tanneries along the Delaware River

-- PA Wild Resource Conservation Fund

Click Here to read the entire newsletter.

For more information, visit the Joint Conservation Committee website, call 717-787-7570, Like them on Facebook or Follow them on TwitterClick Here to sign up for regular updates from the Committee.

[Posted: January 30,2021]  PA Environment Digest

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