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The Zoo provides funding and/or staff support to selected conservation initiatives and research projects.

2017 funding and staff support highlights included:

  • Turtle Survival Program (global)
  • Bat Conservation International (global)
  • International Crane Foundation (global)
  • Polar Bears International (Pan-Arctic)
  • International Elephant Foundation (Africa and Asia)
  • International Rhino Foundation (Africa and Asia)
  • Great Ape Survival Partnership (Africa and Asia)
  • Global Conservation Force (Africa and Asia)
  • IUCN Tapir Specialist Group (Southeast Asia, Central & South America)
  • Wild Camel Protection Foundation (Mongolia and China)
  • Snow Leopard Trust (Nepal)
  • AZA Tiger Conservation Campaign Amur Tiger Project (Russia)
  • Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (Papa New Guinea)
  • Orangutan Outreach (Borneo and Sumatra)
  • Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Lola Ya Bonobo – Bonobo Sanctuary (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Kibale Fuel Wood Project (Uganda)
  • Berggorilla and Regenwald Direkthilfe (Rwanda)
  • Giraffe Conservation Foundation (Namibia)
  • Adopt an Ostrich Program/Sahara Conservation Fund (Niger)
  • Elephants for Africa (Botswana)
  • Cheetah Conservation (Botswana)
  • Mabula Ground-Hornbill Project (South Africa)
  • Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group (Madagascar)
  • Costa Humboldt (Chile)
  • Proyecto Tití (Colombia)
  • Project Piaba (Brazil)
  • AZA Jaguar SSP Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (Belize)
  • Grenada Frog Study (Grenada)
  • Rock Iguana Conservation (Jamaica)
  • Rock Iguana Conservation (Grand Cayman)
  • Bureau of Endangered Resources Herp Fund WIDNR (Wisconsin)
  • Migratory and Resident Avifauna Study (Zoo)
  • Great Ape Heart Project (Zoo)
  • Milwaukee Ape Heart Project (Zoo)
  • Great Ape Cardiovascular Disease Study (Zoo)
  • Great Ape Ultrasound Studies (Zoo)
  • Bonobo Cardiovascular Database (Zoo)