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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.


Conserving five endangered vulture species and African wild dog.


Preserving cinerous vulture, argali sheep, Siberian ibex, Mongolian gazelle, goitered gazelle.


Preserving Lake Titicaca frog.

Photo credit: Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark


Preserving Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.

Photo credit: Le Khac Quyet

Front Range Project

Focused on bison and preserving North American pika.

Rio Mora

Grassland restoration at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area.