We are proud to announce World Bird Sanctuary.
Our Mission and Vision
The World Bird Sanctuary’s mission it to preserve the earth’s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill our mission through education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation. Our vision is to create a world where diverse bird species are secure and thriving in a variety of stable ecological communities.
About World Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary is both a unique St. Louis attraction and entertaining environmental education opportunity. With over 305 acres and over 200 animals in our care, we offer a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve, protect and inspire to safeguard bird species as part of the global community for future generations. Our vision is to create a world where diverse bird species are secure and thriving in a variety of stable ecological communities. We work to fulfill this mission through our six core competencies of sanctuary services, education, rehabilitation, propagation, research/field studies and advocacy efforts.
World Bird Sanctuary operates under the leadership team of three senior directors, Dawn Griffard, Roger Holloway and Jeff Meshach, along with a dedicated staff, volunteers, interns and an active Board of Directors. The leadership team directs daily operations of the sanctuary, but is responsible to the Board of Directors in all matters, ensuring that WBS is above reproach in this field. The sanctuary employs a full time staff of 19 and hires approximately 16 part time employees each year.
World Bird Sanctuary is one of North America’s largest facilities for the conservation of birds. World Bird Sanctuary is on the leading edge of public awareness regarding the plight of bird species worldwide.
The World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.
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