The Conservation & Science department’s mission is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. We accomplish our goals through participation and leadership in conservation efforts at the Phoenix Zoo, throughout our region and worldwide.

We also encourage global activism by offering conservation grants to selected individuals who apply through our Conservation & Science Grant program. Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate a measurable, common-sense approach to conservation and science issues, appropriate research methodologies, effective knowledge sharing and capacity building strategies, ex situ support of in situ conservation and active involvement of local communities. The Zoo’s grants are intended to provide seed money or to fund critical components of conservation programs. Grant requests must not exceed $3,000 per award. Please contact with any questions related to the application process.

Invited Conservation Grant Full Proposals are accepted
November 1 – December 1 each year.

Conservation & Science Grant FAQ


Previous Grant Recipients

2013 Field Conservation Grants
2012 Field Conservation Grants

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 2015
Giant 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 – 2015
Ruaha Annual Report – 2015


Grevy’s Zebra Trust Annual Project Report
Hornbills from HUTAN
Giant Armadillo Project – April 2014


Grevy’s Zebra Trust Annual Project Report
Hornbill Interview Survey in Kinabatangan
Hutan Reforestation Efforts in Kinabatangan
Mabuwaya Foundation Philippine Crocodile Head Start Program


Ruaha Carnivore Project progress report