SEA TURTLE SECOND CHANCE
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is honored to play an active role in wildlife conservation efforts locally and around the world. In our latest initiative, we rehabilitated and released seven endangered sea turtles as part of the Sea Turtle Second Chance Program.
Learn more here or scroll to find out about additional conservation efforts and programs we support.
Research & Innovation
Over the past decade, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has supported over 245 projects in 61 countries.
The PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund is a grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium that awards grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects.
While the program particularly encourages field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation, a wide variety of projects are considered.
what we do
Helping people make seafood choices for a healthy ocean.
Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation
Non-coastal manatee rescue and rehab is possible.
African Primate Protection
Our closest primate relatives need our help.
Finding cures for ailments in corals.
Giant Armadillo Conservation Program
Helping to protect the giant armadillo.
Alligator Lizard Conservation
It’s up to us to save this critically endangered lizard.
what you can do
UGLY SWEATERS FROM Waste
This season, Zoo staff made ugly sweaters entirely out of waste!
Kitchen and Diet
Save the planet by the way you cook and eat
At Work and School
Take your green commitment with you to work or school
Find out ways to help the environment when you are outdoors
Save our planet one drop at a time by modifying water use
Electronics and Lighting
Reducing your electricity use is shockingly easy
Heating, Cooling, and Home
Find ways to keep your home comfortable and eco-friendly
Conservation starts with education
FIGHT PLASTIC WASTE
Learn how you can help reduce plastic waste to promote a healthier planet
Climate Change & Global Warming
Our planet is heating up. As humans, how much have we contributed to the problem? Learn more about how we got to where we are now, what we can do, and why conservation is so important.