About the Endowment

The Ron Magill Conservation Endowment strives to ensure support for international wildlife conservation projects and instill a legacy of global empathy to pass from generation to generation.

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HELPING HARPY EAGLES SOAR

Because of Magill’s tireless efforts to create a better home for the Harpy Eagles, Zoo Miami partnered with the government of Panama to create the Harpy Eagle Project, which funded and built a top-notch Harpy Eagle Center at Summit Zoo and Gardens in Panama City. The endowment also contributed to passing a law that declared the Harpy Eagle the National Bird of Panama in 2002.

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SUPPORTING CHEETAH VITALITY

Ron Magill Conservation Endowment has partnered with the Livestock Guarding Dog Program for Cheetah Outreach in South Africa to ensure cheetahs and the communities they live in thrive to their fullest. The endowment sponsors the use of Anatolian Sheep dogs to protect livestock from becoming cheetah prey, while protecting cheetahs from frustrated farmers.

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INSPIRING YOUNG ECO HEROS

As part of Ron Magill’s efforts to excite young students about conservation, he teamed up with Local 10 News to create the Eco Hero Award, which gives one South Florida student the opportunity to go on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to some of the most remote places in the world to work on unique conservation and environmental projects.

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SPONSORING FUTURE CONSERVATIONISTS

One of the best efforts put forward by the endowment is a $5,000 scholarship to a graduate student in the department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. The scholarship honors students who are devoted to conservation and developing a world where wildlife and human life coexist and thrive.

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GIVING BACK TO WILDLIFE AROUND THE WORLD

Along with the above initiatives, the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment has also supported elephant conservation in India, revitalized the unique environment in our native everglades, worked with world-renowned organizations like Wildlife SOS to change systematic animal cruelty around the world and other monumental actions globally.