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Field Conservation

Denver Zoo’s approach to conservation around the world focuses on applied research to guide community engagement, capacity building, protected area management, and science-based policy for lasting impact.
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Saving Animals and Landscapes Using a Holistic Approach

Denver Zoo's Field Conservation Department applies a holistic, adaptive approach to wildlife conservation. We prioritize landscapes and species with significant conservation needs, in places where we can make long-term commitments, engage partners, and efficiently and responsibly address urgent threats to wildlife. We believe it is equally important to engage local people in these efforts, and our projects are designed to incorporate their input and address their needs. We also make it a priority to involve members of the Denver Zoo family in this work and ensure strong connections between our field work and the Denver Zoo campus, programs, and animals.

Botswana Program

Conserving five endangered vulture species and African wild dogs

Mongolia Program

Conserving cinerous vultures, argali sheep, goitered gazelle, and saker falcons

Peru Program

Conserving Lake Titicaca frogs and Junin giant frogs

Photo credit: Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Vietnam Program

Conserving Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys

Photo credit: Le Khac Quyet

Rocky Mountains/Great Plains Program

Restoring grasslands, working with bison, and conserving American pika