News: conservation and species recovery

Wanted: turtle, frog fans for cold-blooded conservation

Portland-area residents with a soft spot for turtles and amphibians can assist conservation efforts this winter by wading local wetlands.

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December 11, 2013

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

Lead poisoning has been called one of the most preventable environmental health problems. Since the 1980s, lead has been eliminated from paint, gasoline and plumbing... Read More

November 15, 2013

Lewis and Clark to kick off conservation symposium at zoo

Nikita Zimov, director of Siberia's Pleistocene Park, joins experts from the Oregon Zoo Oct. 14 for an evening of conversation about conservation, presented by the... Read More

October 10, 2013

Zoo wins veterinary, animal care and conservation awards in September

It feels like awards season at the Oregon Zoo. While some zoo staffers were at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference last month — accepting AZA honors for... Read More

October 8, 2013

Zoo awards $25K in grants for Northwest conservation

Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, California condors, Oregon spotted frogs and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the... Read More

October 3, 2013