Conservation Grant Program

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and N.E.W. Zoological Society no longer accept applications for conservation grants.

Due to the zoo’s involvement in SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, we contribute funds only to SAFE-approved projects. For more information about SAFE and our other conservation initiatives, please visit our Conservation page.

Past Conservation Grant Award Recipients


Ms. Jennifer Draiss, Pandrillus Project Asst. Mgr-Limbe Wildlife Centre
Green Leaf Vegetable Scheme as an Alternative Livelihood for Ex-Hunters’ Wives in the
Communities Surrounding Mount Cameroon National Park

Mr. Michael Gichia-Biodiversity Conservation Organization
Sea turtle conservation education and outreach activites in Lamu district of Kenya


Mrs. Paige Singer, Conservation Biologist-Rocky Mountain Wild Organization
Colorado Corridors Project: I-70 Byway Pre-Construction Wildlife Monitoring Pilot Program

Mr. Jeremy Swanson-Director of Development for the Honeyguide Foundation
The Maasailand Games: Supporting Lion Conservation Through Sport

Mr. Terrance Fleming-Membership & Outreach Coordinator for the Red Panda Network
Nursery Construction for the Consrvation of Taxus wallichiana in eastern Nepal Project


Ms. Angie Dosch, Animal Collection Supervisor for Cosley Zoo
Head Start Program Blanding’s Turtle-in DuPage County, IL

Mr. Janak Khatiwada, CEO-Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal
Frogs diversity and its role as a biological pest control agent in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal

Ms. Julie Sherman and Steve Unwin, Co Principal investigators Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (PASA)
PASA 2014 Primate Healthcare and Rehabilitation Workshop


Mr. Dickson Baseke, Project Manager
Integrating Cultural Values in Managing Human-Elephants Conflicts in Northern Uganda Project

Miss Zoe Muller, Principal Investigator, Rothschild’s Giraffe Project
Ecology and Conservation of the Endangerd Rothschild’s Giraffe in Kenya


Dr. Darcy Ogada, Chairman, Raptor Working Group. Kenya
Kenya celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day

Dr. Charles Ewono, Project coordinator, Bova Wildlife Conservation Center
Creation of safe haven for Great Apes through sustainable cocoa cultivation in rural villages in southeast Cameroon

Mr. Gadhiv Kafle, Lecturer, Tribhuvan University
Survey of Otters in Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Nepal


Ms. Rebecca Goldstone/Mr. Michael Stern, New Nature Foundation
Kibale Fuel Wood Project in Kibale National Park, Uganda, Africa

Mr. D.T. Tyler Flockhart, Graduate student, University of Guelph, Canada
Density dependent effects and population size regulation in Monarch butterflies

Ms. Zoe Muller, Principle Investigator, The Rothschild’s Giraffe Project
Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

Ms. Kimberly VanderWaal, Doctoral student, University of California-Davis
Identifying routes of pathogen transmission among wild and domestic ungulates in central Kenya


Ms. Helen Douglas-Dufresne-Trustee and Director of The Milgis Trust
Samburuland’s Community Eco-screen project in northern Kenya

Dr. Tara Harris-Conservation Biologist, Minnesota Zoo
Identifying key conservation management areas for Hartmann’s mountain zebras project

Dr. Fernando Passos-Professor/Doctor in Ecology, Parana Federal University
Ecology, Behaviour and Surveying of the Critically Endangered Black-Faced Lion Tamarin in Superagui National Park, Brazil


Dr. Alfred Owino, Kenya Wildlife Service
Understanding Ecological and Conservation Requirements of the Martial Eagle Project in Kenya.

AHM, Ali Reza, Graduate Research Asst. at Jahangirnagar Bangladesh
Conservation Assessment and Prioritization of Habits in Bangladesh Project.

Ms. Amy Deane, Save the Wild Chinchillas, Inc.
Leave No Trace Education Project in Chile.

Dr. Michael Briggs, African Predator Conservation Research Organization
Okavango Transboundary Carnivore Ecology Program in Africa.


Dr. Gay Reinartz, Zoological Society of Milwaukee
BCBI Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ms. Emma Pethybridge, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center
Marine Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

Marine Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.