Conserve

Local zoo, global impact.

The Oregon Zoo helps create a better future for wildlife through research, education, action and advocacy.

Fighting Extinction

The zoo and its partners work to recover imperiled native species ranging from tiny butterflies to California condors.

Global conservation

The Oregon Zoo supports international efforts to save species ranging from Canadian polar bears to Bornean orangutans.

Future for Wildlife

An ongoing partnership between the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Zoo Foundation, the Future For Wildlife program provides grants to support local and global conservation efforts.

Zoo research

The zoo undertakes both short-term and multi-year research projects, often in collaboration with other zoos, universities or government agencies charged with conservation.


Small Actions

Use this interactive guide to explore how everyday decisions about what to buy and do can help protect many threatened and endangered species.

Use Your Reach

The Use Your Reach project empowers consumers to help wildlife negatively impacted by palm oil, an ingredient found in everyday products.

Wildlife Partners

Support the zoo's conservation efforts and help build on the success of the Future for Wildlife program by becoming a Wildlife Partner.

Pika Watch

Pika Watch is a citizen science project aimed at studying changes in the Columbia Gorge pika population over the next five years.