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Field Conservation

Denver Zoo’s work around the world is guided by conservation science, education and capacity-building and advancing science-based policy to create lasting and impactful field conservation.
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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.


Preserving multiple vulture species, African wild dog and lion.


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


Preserving Lake Titicaca frog.


Preserving Tonkin snub-nosed monkey.

Rocky Mountain/Great Plains

Focused on bison and preserving North American pika.