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Change the World

Denver Zoo is working to save wildlife through five core programs around the world.

Including one in our own backyard—our Rocky Mountains/Great Plains Program.

Our Mission of Conservation

A gift to Denver Zoo not only supports the animals in our care, but also advances 20+ years of field conservation leadership in Colorado and around the globe.

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Program Focus:

Rio Mora and Rocky Mountains/Great Plains

Front Range Project

Colorado’s population is growing rapidly, and we’re leveraging that people power to help natural resource managers and decision-makers plan for expanding development and a changing climate. Whether it’s building the case for a wildlife overpass across a busy mountain highway or gathering information for strategies that could help conserve pika and their alpine habitat, our citizen science projects provide hundreds of volunteers with valuable training and accomplish far more than our small team of scientists could on their own.

Rio Mora Project

In northern New Mexico, we’re working to restore the West’s iconic shortgrass prairie for the people and wildlife who depend on it. We’ve partnered with the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico Highlands University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to transform a former cattle ranch into the ultimate demonstration site for rural communities and students to study and practice techniques that can help their land and livelihoods withstand a changing climate and encourage the return of native species.

Botswana Success

Denver Zoo partnered to create the first-ever vulture restaurant in Botswana. It is counteracting vulture poison sites by providing healthy, lead-free carcasses to Botswana’s endangered vultures.

Mongolia Success

All protected zones are unique, but Denver Zoo’s Ikh Nart approach of combining rigorous research with community engagement and holistic action offers a useful, adaptable model.

Peru Success

Over 500 Lake Titicaca frogs have been successfully bred in the Denver Zoo Tropical Discovery exhibit, and our work has provided offspring to other zoos to create similar breeding programs.

Photo by Joel Sartore

Vietnam Success

Tonkin Snub-Nose Monkey surveys in 2016 demonstrated that the northern Vietnam population had more than doubled from 60 individuals to 125 individuals in 14 years, indicating efforts of Denver Zoo and partners have been highly effective.

What are you waiting for?

You have the power to help our community learn, grow and thrive. Partner with Denver Zoo and let’s be a force for good.