Mongolia | 20+ Years
For more than 20 years, Denver Zoo worked in Mongolia's Ikh Nart Nature Reserve—home to a variety of iconic species, many of them threatened. Using the adaptive approach that would ultimately guide our efforts across five continents, our Field Conservation team helped transform Ikh Nart into a model protected area.
Peru | Since 2008
In an effort to bring the Endangered Titicaca water frog back from the brink of extinction, Denver Zoo has partnered with Lima’s Huachipa Zoo to create the first successful conservation breeding program for the species. We’ve also rallied 10,000+ local community members to conserve Lake Junín, home to the Endangered Lake Junín frog and Near-Threatened Chilean flamingo.
Vietnam | Since 2011
Thanks to the work of Denver Zoo and our partners, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey may have a fighting chance. Fewer than 250 of these Critically Endangered primates are alive today—and more than half of them live in a remote Vietnamese forest reserve. Read on to learn how our innovative Rocket Stove and other efforts have helped light the fires of hope for the entire species.
Photo credit: Le Khac Quyet
Colorado | Since 2010
Here on our home turf, we work alongside a committed cadre of partners—including individuals, communities, industries and universities, non-profit organizations, agencies and more—to protect the species and ecosystems that define our Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Click to read an overview of Denver Zoo's field conservation work from prairie to peak.
In addition to our four core field conservation programs, Denver Zoo saves wildlife around the world through the individual efforts of our staff and Research Associates.
As a non-profit organization, we often rely on the expertise of community scientists: dedicated lay volunteers who allow us to expand the reach of our conservation efforts. Join us!
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