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LP Zoo Recognized for Conservation Efforts

By Amy Mikel in News on Sep 24, 2008 8:20PM

Lincoln Park Zoo was recognized last week for its critical support of the Tarangire Elephant Project, a conservation and research effort focused on the elephants in and around Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, Africa. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums awarded Lincoln Park Zoo the 2008 Significant Achievement Award for International Conservation, which will be shared jointly with eight other zoological institutions. For over a decade, the zoo has contributed to the project by providing significant research funding and scientific expertise, helping to preserve an elephant population once threatened by poachers.