2012 Conservation Dinner
The Conservation Leadership Awards was a very special evening that supported the conservation programs of the Chicago Zoological Society. Proceeds help the CZS continue to inspire conservation leadership and ensure that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy our natural resources.
Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.
Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Among its historical firsts are indoor multispecies exhibits, zoo nutrition residencies, methods for animal husbandry, and medical care that includes successful brain surgery for a gorilla.
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. In addition to conservationists, the Society inspires and engages children, students, teachers, and others among the general public to make a positive impact on the natural world around them.
For more than 75 years, the CZS and its Brookfield Zoo have provided a safe haven for animals, a destination with compelling exhibits and programs, a source for global conservation efforts, and a greenhouse where future conservation leaders can grow. With conservation as the cornerstone of every environmental education and animal initiative, the CZS works for a world where people reconnect with nature and engage in more sustainable behaviors.