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

2011 funding and staff support highlights included:

  • IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (global)
  • Zoological Information Management System Development (global)
  • Turtle Survival Program (global)
  • Polar Bears International (Pan-Arctic)
  • International Elephant Foundation (Africa and Asia)
  • International Rhino Foundation (Africa and Asia)
  • Phoenix Fund Amur Tiger Project (Russia)
  • International Snow Leopard Trust (Nepal)
  • Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (Papua New Guinea)
  • Orangutan Outreach (Sumatra)
  • Thailand Hornbill Project  (Thailand)
  • GRASP – Gorilla Conservation Project (Africa)
  • Fennec Fox Conservation Project (North Africa)
  • Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Lola Ya Bonobo  - Bonobo Sanctuary (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Tarangire Elephant Project (Tanzania)
  • Kibale Community Firewood Project (Uganda)
  • Berggorilla and Regenwald Direkthilfe Gorilla Project (Rwanda)
  • Adopt an Ostrich Program/Sahara Conservation Fund (Niger)
  • Madagascar Fauna Group (Madagascar)
  • Humboldt Penguin Artificial Burrow Project (Chile)
  • Humboldt Penguin Education Program (Chile)
  • Humboldt Penguin Guano Harvest Monitoring (Peru)
  • Grenada Frog Study (Grenada)
  • Grenada Bank Treeboa Study (Grenada)
  • Grenada Reef Monitoring (Grenada)
  • Rock Iguana Conservation (Jamaica)
  • Rock Iguana Conservation (Grand Cayman)
  • Whooping Crane Recovery Project (U.S.A.)
  • Great Ape Cardiopathology Research (national)
  • AZA Elephant Welfare Project (national)
  • Piping Plover Recovery Project (Great Lakes)
  • Ornate Box Turtle Headstart Program (Wisconsin)
  • Butler’s Garter Snake Ecology   (Wisconsin)
  • Migratory and Resident Avifauna Study (Zoo)
  • Hippopotamus Reproductive Hormone Study (Zoo)
  • Starhead Minnow Spawning Research (Zoo)
  • Migratory and Resident Avifauna Study (Zoo)
  • Elephant Reproductive Hormone Study (Zoo)
  • Ape Cognition Study (Zoo)
  • Great Ape Cardiovascular Health Study (Zoo)
  • Great Ape Ultrasound Studies (Zoo)
  • Bonobo Semen Freezing Project (Zoo)
  • Bonobo Cardiac Database (Zoo)