International Conservation Grants

Zoo Awards International Conservation Grants


Conservation is at the heart of the Indianapolis Zoo‘s mission and through this year’s grant program, we’re supporting researchers protecting some of the earth’s most threatened and endangered species!

“Our commitment to conservation begins locally in Indiana and reaches around the world,” said Indianapolis Zoo President Dr. Rob Shumaker. “We are privileged and honored to support the work of our remarkable colleagues who are making an authentic difference for animals across the planet.”

In 2019, the Zoo’s grants and on-grounds programs support 17 dedicated groups making incredible impact, assisting with efforts that ensure animals like orangutans, African elephants and hirola — Africa’s most endangered antelope — thrive for future generations.

Consideration for the grants are given to science and research activities; measurable impact; activities that benefit animals reflected at the Zoo; and projects that help prevent illegal activities in areas where conflicts between people and wildlife exist.

Learn about all the 2019 conservation initiatives and how you can help make a difference.  

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