Our Mission Statement

The goal of the Rare Species Fund is to enhance wild species populations through the support of grassroots wildlife conservation projects, the maintenance of genetically representative viable populations of captive wildlife and the education of the public about conservation issues through the use of animal ambassadors.

You can stand on your soabpbox and preach about conservation all day long, but nothing engages people more effectively than a personal connection with a living breathing animal.

- Robert Johnson, President,
International Wildlife Conservation and Education Coalition