The mission of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation and Science Department is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. We accomplish this goal through our native species conservation and research efforts based at the Phoenix Zoo, as well as by participating in and supporting meaningful field conservation projects throughout our region and across the globe. We offer financial support to select individuals and organizations through our Conservation & Science Grants program.
Call for Pre-proposals for Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo Conservation Grants
The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is accepting brief pre-proposals for its 2018-19 Conservation & Science Grants Program from August 1 to September 1, 2018.
Priority is given to grant proposals that demonstrate a well-presented, common-sense approach to wildlife and habitat conservation and science issues, appropriate research and/or engagement methods, effective knowledge sharing and capacity building strategies and active, intentional involvement of local communities. Projects that focus on species and/or habitats of conservation concern and articulate measurable outcomes are given higher priority.
Pre-proposals will be accepted from August 1 to September 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified by November 1 if they are invited to submit a full proposal and will receive further instructions at that time. Pre-proposals received after 5:00 p.m. September 1 will not be considered.
Click here for complete pre-proposal guidelines, including instructions on how to submit.
Previous Grant Recipients
Reports from the Field
The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is a proud supporter of The Ruaha Carnivore Project through our Global Conservation Grants program. Ruaha’s efforts provide conservation initiatives for species sustainability, community stewardship and capacity building, representing our core conservation mission goals.
Ruaha Carnivore Project progress report
McGregor Pit viper Report 2016
Grevy’s Zebra Trust Field Conservation Report January 2016
Snow Leopard Trust Field Conservation Report April 2016
HUTAN Hornbill Conservation Report 2016
Bornean Orangutans Now Critically Endangered | HUTAN Report July 2016
Arizona Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Recap Year end 2015
Habitat use and poaching risk for black and white rhinoceros in Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa
EWT Livestock Guardian Dogs Project
HUTAN Orangutan Project
Project Anoulak Otter Survey, 2015
Giant Armadillo Project – Progress Report –December 2015Giant Armadillo Project – Progress Report – October 2015
Giant Armadillo Project – Progress Report – January 2015
Grevy’s Zebra Trust Field Conservation Report January 2015
HUTAN – Borneo Futures
Proyecto Titi – Cotton Top Tamarins – October 2015
Slow Loris Conservation Efforts Report – 2015Ruaha Annual Report – 2015