We’re thrilled that you feel connected to our mission! On behalf of the animals we cherish – here in Columbus, in Africa, and around the globe - thank you!
Partners In Conservation (PIC) collaborates with its partners in Central Africa who know solutions to their conservation challenges, but sometimes just need a small amount of money to convert their ideas to action. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium funds PIC’s annual operating budget which makes it possible for all money raised by PIC to equally benefit both people and wildlife in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
PIC’s fundamental belief is that by helping local populations to better their lives and thrive without poaching or deforestation, these people then are empowered to conserve their wild places. By collaborating with conservation partners who provide local populations with education, skills, and liveable-wage jobs, PIC is able to help indigenous people become directly invested in saving their environment, which in turn, helps to conserve gorillas and other vulnerable wildlife in this area of the world.