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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.
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.