In 2013, Audubon signed an historic agreement with San Diego Zoo Global to partner at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, consolidating efforts for maximum benefit of the world’s struggling species with the new Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW). Building on that enterprise the Coastal Wildlife Center (CWC) opened at the Survival Center, with a three-part mission of education, conservation and sustainability. The Alliance’s creation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the zoo and aquarium industry by ensuring that the animals that instill a lifelong appreciation for wildlife and conservation today will engage and inspire future generations of visitors. Other new programming at the Survival Center included Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.), dedicated to the conservation of U.S. fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shaping the Future of New Orleans
Audubon’s story is part of the incredible tapestry that is the history of the City of New Orleans. The story will continue as Audubon sparks a love of Nature among the millions who visit its attractions yearly sharing the crucial importance of protecting Louisiana’s natural wonders. Future plans will grow from the boundless imagination of Audubon Nature Institute and the enduring support of a community that has been our greatest partner in success. As the story continues, we invite you to help us write the next inspiring chapters.