Conservation and ResearchConservation is at the core of the work we do at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA).
It’s a passion that drives us to protect threatened species and their habitats, from the jungles of Borneo to the wetlands of Western Washington.
With generous private support from the Point Defiance Zoo Society, we have made significant contributions to protecting wildlife through a variety of venues, from endangered species breeding programs to public education.
Over the past decade, we have provided nearly $700,000 in grants to study and conserve wildlife and wild places, benefiting a diverse range of creatures from frogs and fish to wolves and walruses. Our conservation grants have also advanced the health and management of the Zoo’s animals through studies of animal behavior and reproduction. Through the support of Zoo Society members, Zoo guests and other donors, PDZA and our conservation partners continue to protect Earth’s biodiversity for future generations.
Download our Conservation Report (pdf)
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Green Team recommends best practices in conservation and works to see those come alive in all Zoo operations. Learn more about the Green Team.
Green Building Practices
Conservation is at the heart of what we do at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Learn about how we've incorporated Green Building Practices in our facility.