Conservation & Research
||Red Wolf Project
||Paws for the Cause
Conservation is at the core of the work we do at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
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.
Through generous private support from the Zoo Society, Zoo members, guests and donors, we have made significant contributions to protecting wildlife -- from endangered species breeding programs to public education.
Over the past decade, the Zoo Society's Dr. Holly Reed Conservation Fund has provided more than $1 million in grants to study and conserve wildlife and wild places, benefiting a diverse range of creatures from frogs and fish to wolves and walruses. The conservation grants also have advanced the health and management of the Zoo’s animals through studies of animal behavior and reproduction.
With the support of the Zoo Society and Zoo members, guests, and other donors, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our conservation partners will continue to protect Earth’s biodiversity for future generations.
|2012 Conservation Report (PDF)
||2014 Conservation Report (PDF)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is dedicated to operating with green practices. The Zoo's Green Team recommends best practices in conservation and works to include environmentally-responsible policies in all Zoo operations.