Goal 5 - Desired Condition 38 - Residents are well informed about and appreciate ecological diversity.
Traffic Light Scorecard"Residents are well informed about and appreciate ecological diversity"
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Awareness and appreciation of ecological diversity can be fostered through visits to the Albuquerque BioPark which includes the Rio Grande Zoo, the Albuquerque Aquarium, and the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Attendance at the BioPark increased 1.4% in the last year and has increased 18% over the last 5 years. The Rio Grande Zoo currently has 246 animal species.
In comparing five peer communities, the Rio Grande Zoo is second in number of animal species. The Albuquerque BioPark continues to be a leader in attendance among peer communities. However, many regional/national zoos attendance figures are for zoo patrons only, and may or may not include attendance figures for associated facilities such as aquariums or botanical gardens.
In 2011, this desired condition had a rating over 6 points on the 7-point importance scale ranking it 25th among desired conditions surveyed. Progress perceived by the community ranked 9th among all desired conditions.
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