Final Abstract for URS Program
St. Louis has a multitude of organizations involved in the natural sciences. But how many of them actually contribute towards animal conservation? The St. Louis Zoo is an organization that focuses a lot of its effort on presentation, so how does that impact the funds that go towards actually saving the animals? I plan to dive into the different animal-based organizations in St. Louis and its surrounding areas, as well as discuss the positives and negatives of each organization. Furthermore, I will provide examples from several sources that I have been reviewing all year to support my claims. I plan to educate my audience on what exactly animal conservation is, as well as describe how animal conservation advocates can best support these species. My goal is that guests will be more aware of what exactly these animal-based organizations do, and which is the best to support in terms of animal conservation.