What We Do

Conserving Habitat

Cocha Cashu Dreamin’

Here, deep in the Peruvian Amazon, nature has remained almost unchanged by humans through the eons. Our dream is to carry this legacy forward, standing on the shoulders of giants.

Seeing—and Saving—the Forest for the Trees

In fact, indigenous groups have been calling the Amazon home for thousands of years.

Conservation for the Birds—and Habitat

Cactus wrens are fairly common in the desert, however, in southern California they are declining because they rely on a very unique and rare habitat—cactus scrub. 

Aerial Survey of Mammoth Importance

Elephants Without Borders (EWB), with the support of San Diego Zoo Global, recently completed flying an aerial survey, counting elephants and wildlife species, over northern Botswana

Conservation Hotspot

Tropical deciduous forest (or tropical dry forest) in Latin America is among the world’s top conservation priorities and the top national conservation priority for Ecuador.

Dominica Nature Island

The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Caribbean Program has made significant strides towards protecting wildlife and assisting with conservation management.

Extreme Makeover:  Habitat Edition

Will a habitat “makeover” entice the Pacific pocket mouse to return to its historic range?

Giving Palms a Big Hand

Palms play a vital role in tropical and subtropical ecosystems and a wide variety of wildlife rely on palms for shelter and food.

Seeing the Forest for the Shrubs

Conifer forests of the interior Pacific Northwest face many threats, including intense grazing pressure by cattle, historically high densities of Rocky Mountain elk, and altered disturbance regimes (logging, insect outbreaks, and forest fires).

Seeing the Plants for the Trees in the Ebo Forest

The rainforests covering the mountainous region from southwestern Cameroon into Nigeria are some of the most biodiverse in the world…

Wrens and Restoration

The cactus wren is the largest member of the wren family in North America. As their name implies, they rely on cactus—especially prickly pear and cholla—for nesting, foraging, and protection. 

A Bunch of Progress in Restoring Bunchgrass

These grasslands are typically dominated by perennial bunchgrass plant species and are home to incredible biodiversity… 

Blooming Conservation in Orange County

Developing strategies and partnerships to meet the conservation needs of the Orange County region.

Conserving California Coastal Sage

Southern California has been identified as a one of the worlds richest biodiversity hotspots by the international conservation community.  Much of this diversity is found in a habitat known as coastal sage scrub, which historically occupied large areas of southern California.