We are overjoyed to announce that Zoo Miami recently cemented their status as a key RSI Silver supporter with a generous gift to cover core operations and coordination, which are essential for long-term programmatic sustainability. Over the next three years, this gift will support a variety of crucial activities and participants: strategic and operational planning, fundraising, technicians and specialists, planning and execution of field activities, training and education, and internal and external communications with partners and various stakeholders.
We are deeply grateful to Frank Ridgley and all our friends at Zoo Miami for their trust in our work and for sharing our vision of rescuing the Red Siskin. This gift was made possible thanks to the mutual work between the Zoo Miami, the RSI team, our partners from APEC, and the collaboration of the National Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (NZP / SCBI).
Our alliance with Zoo Miami began in 2018 when a new exhibit dedicated to Red Siskins was established in Miami. This beautiful exhibit features a Bird-Friendly Coffee theme, promoting agroforestry practices that support habitat for Red Siskin and many other residents and migratory bird species.
Photo: Jhonathan Miranda