Denver Zoo has been working to advance knowledge and conservation action in Botswana since 1998. Currently, our work focuses on two key issues: carnivore conservation and addressing human-wildlife conflict. We promote coexistence between people and animals by raising awareness about the importance of key species and their habitats and promoting conflict mitigation measures to reduce the retaliatory killing.
Having supported the launch of KRC as an official local NGO, Denver Zoo now works in partnership with KRC to prioritize, fund, and implement critical conservation and research efforts related to these issues. As the organization grows and engages new students and staff in research and outreach projects, Denver Zoo aims to contribute to a growing cadre of local wildlife conservation professionals through funding, mentorship, knowledge-sharing, and career opportunities, ultimately supporting Botswana’s ability to secure a future for its endangered wildlife.