Conservation Partnerships Around the World

The Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation programs and partnerships extend far beyond the physical gates of Brookfield Zoo. From our own CZS-led initiatives to partnerships with other accredited zoos, universities, and conservation groups, we support conservation research and programs around the world.

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  • Elephants for Africa (Botswana)
  • Gavela Bush-Shrike Study (Angola) *
  • Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth (Botswana) * Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth (Botswana Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth (Botswana
  • Mountain Bongo (Antelope) Surveillance Project (Kenya)
  • Predation and Range Quality Study of Hirola (Kenya) *
  • Status Assessment of Durrell’s Vonistra (Madagascar) *

Asia and South Pacific

  • Orangutan SSP Staff Training and Education (Malaysia) *
  • Population Study of Gharial (India) *
  • Protecting Snow Leopards (Kyrgyzstan) *
  • White-Shouldered Ibis (Cambodia)


  • Animal WelfareTrak
  • Metamodel Manager/Species Viability Forecast
  • Wombat Breeding Program Caribbean
  • Coral Reefs: Education and Interpretation (Haiti) *

Central AND South America

  • Nature Diet Study of Amphibians (Colombia) *
  • Assessment Study of Amphibians (Honduras) *
  • Chacoan Peccary Breeding Program (Paraguay) *
  • Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth (Guyana)
  • Health Assessment of Humboldt Penguins (Peru) *
  • Health Assessment in Punta San Juan of Fur Seals and Sea Lions (Peru) *
  • Monitoring and Tagging of Franciscana Dolphins (Argentina and Brazil)
  • Panamanian Golden Frog Population Study (Panama) *
  • Training and Capacity Building of Latin American Zoos (Latin America)

North America

  • American Prairie Foundation (USA)
  • Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Project (USA)
  • Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network, CliZEN (USA and Canada)
  • Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (USA)
  • Diagnosing Atoxoplasmosis in Passerines (USA) *
  • Eden Place Nature Center, Chicago (USA)
  • Great Lakes Partnership (USA and Canada)
  • Massasauga Rattlesnake Recovery Program (USA)
  • National Elephant Center (USA)
  • NatureStart (USA and Latin America)
  • Polar Bears International (Canada)
  • Restoration of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Yellow Mud Turtles (USA) *
  • Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (USA)
  • Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat Symposium (USA) *
  • Study of Nasal Carcinoma in Mexican Gray Wolves (USA) *
  • Vital Ground (USA)

* Indicates a project funded through a grant from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Chicago Board of Trade Endangered Species Fund.


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