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.

Applications are accepted November 1 through December 1 each year.

Conservation & Science Grant FAQ

Previous Grant Recipients

2013 Field Conservation Grants (500kb PDF)
2012 Field Conservation Grants (7mb PDF)

Reports from the Field


Grevy’s Zebra Trust Field Conservation Report January 2015 (2.25mb PDF)
Giant Armadillo Project – Progress Report – January 2015 (5.57mb PDF)


Grevy’s Zebra Trust Annual Project Report (2.65mb PDF)
Hornbills from HUTAN (4.41mb PDF)
Giant Armadillo Project – April 2014 (315kb PDF)


Grevy’s Zebra Trust Annual Project Report (1.1mb PDF)
Hornbill Interview Survey in Kinabatangan (5.5mb PDF)
Hutan Reforestation Efforts in Kinabatangan (3.3mb PDF)
Mabuwaya Foundation Philippine Crocodile Head Start Program (815kb PDF)


Ruaha Carnivore Project progress report (3.6mb PDF)