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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.

Mongolia Program

Conserving cinereous vultures, argali sheep, goitered gazelle, and saker falcons

Peru Program

Conserving Lake Titicaca frogs and Junin giant frogs

Photo credit: Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Vietnam Program

Conserving Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys

Photo credit: Le Khac Quyet

Front Range Project

Restoring grasslands, working with bison, and conserving American pika

Additional Field Conservation Projects

n addition to our five core field conservation programs, Denver Zoo saves wildlife in the US and around the world through the individual efforts of staff and Research Associates.

What you can do

As the city’s oldest and most passionate advocate for the natural world, Denver Zoo’s commitment to saving wildlife dates back nearly 125 years. Here's how your actions can make a difference for wild animals, both in our care and around the world.

Donate Now

Denver Zoo relies on you–our guests, members, and generous supporters to continue our important work in caring for our animals and protecting and preserving wildlife here and around the globe. Your contribution of any amount ensures we are able to further our mission, now and in the future.