March 7, 2022

Indianapolis Zoo awards global conservation grants

Indianapolis Zoo awarded $350,000 in grants to conservation projects around the world. - Cheetah Conservation Fund

Indianapolis Zoo awarded $350,000 in grants to conservation projects around the world.

Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Indianapolis Zoo awarded $350,000 in grants to conservation projects around the world.

Bill Street, Senior Vice President of Conservation, Life Sciences and Education, said the projects protect nature internationally and in Indiana.

“Working with the Indiana Wildlife Federation on Monarch Butterflies efforts and IUPUC has a really cool Mayflies program which is an endangered species here in Indiana,” Street said.

The zoo’s involvement and monetary support also extends to species under threat of extinction, including African elephants, great apes, Amazon River dolphins and cheetahs.

The Indianapolis Zoo has provided more than $1 million in grants to support conservation efforts in the past three years.

2022 Conservation Grant Recipients:

Cheetah Conservation Fund (Cheetahs)
Chicago Botanic Garden (Fungi)
Fundación Proyecto Sotalia (Amazon River Dolphins)
Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (African Great Apes)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (Crawfish Frog)
Indiana Wildlife Federation (Monarch Butterflies)
IUCN SSC – International Union for Conservation of Nature, Species Survival Commission
(Endangered Species)
IUPUC – Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (Indiana Mayflies)
Mabula Ground Hornbill Project (Southern Ground Hornbills)
Macaw Recovery Network (Scarlet and Green Macaws)
Mara Elephant Project (African Elephants)
Reserva The Youth Land Trust (Orchids)
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (Sumatran Orangutans)
Tanzania Conservation and Research Program (African Elephants)
The Nature Conservancy (Mussels)
Turtle Survival Alliance (Radiated Tortoise)
Wildlife Conservation Society (Lions)
World Parrot Trust (Blue-throated Macaws)

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