The Saint Louis Zoo has joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other zoos and aquariums as inaugural partners of the #FramingOurFuture campaign, which supports nature-based solutions to climate change.
Framing Our Future is a partner-based campaign aimed at zoo and aquarium visitors, as well as digital audiences, about how their actions to protect nature will support our climate.
The goals of the campaign are to educate and empower the public to take action on climate by advancing nature-based solutions in U.S. foreign and domestic climate policy, including protection of intact forests and restoration of coastal ecosystems. In addition, the campaign supports doubling U.S. investments in global biodiversity conservation funding streams that support nature-based solutions to climate change over the next four years.
Quoted in the release is Sharon Deem, DVM, Ph.D., DACZM, Director of Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine:
“The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to be an inaugural partner in this campaign. Human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems where we all reside. Taking a One Health approach to bring together different disciplines—human medicine, veterinary medicine, ecology, public heath, anthropology, economics, etc.—we can achieve the best health for people, animals and the environment. Together, we can solve global health challenges, which include climate change, emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19, pollinator decline, food safety, water availability, biodiversity loss and other planetary health issues.”