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Conservation

Climate Change & Alabama Biodiversity

 

The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation to educate our visitors about what they can do to combat climate change and help keep Alabama beautiful.


 

Alabama boasts the highest number of freshwater species than any other state, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. However, climate change is causing increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is a threat to our state’s biodiversity. Because of their tiny ranges, some endemic species are unable to migrate to more suitable temperatures and cleaner waters to escape the effects of climate change, and, as stewards of our state’s biodiversity, we should be mindful of the amount of energy we use on a daily basis (examples presented in the video).

Learn more about the Birmingham Zoo’s conservation programs and initiatives, HERE