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We need nature, and nature needs us to take action

The bounty of nature isn’t reserved to protected parks or wildlife TV specials. It’s connected to us every day in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that shapes our food sources. We need nature, and nature needs us to take action.

Quite simply, humans are depleting resources faster than nature can replace them under the pressure of today’s 7 billion people. To build a sustainable future for our children, we need to allow for human development while finding smarter ways to manage our biodiversity, food production, habitats and water resources.

Conserving animals is at the heart of the solution. We must protect their diversity, abundances and the ecological services they provide by slowing the unnaturally high rates of species extinction. Our own well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of wildlife and wild places.

The time to act is now.





Field conservation strategies differ from region to region, species to species, and community to community. But collectively, the impact of the zoo’s work with collaborators around the globe is making a more sustainable world for people, wildlife and the landscapes we share.

Working with conservationists and researchers, Woodland Park Zoo focuses on a conservation strategy that includes: habitat and species conservation, research, education, local capacity building and community support.

These effective collaborations are divided among three field conservation programs at the zoo: Signature Programs Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program and Living Northwest, Conservation Partners and Wildlife Survival Program.




More than 1.3 million people visit Woodland Park Zoo each year. We connect people with wildlife and remind them of what’s at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.


Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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