The Conservation Ecology Center innovates tools and models to conserve species, landscapes and ecosystems in 38 countries across the globe. Its experts develop strategies to save species, including Asian elephants, giant pandas, scimitar-horned oryx, Przewalski’s horses, swift foxes and bison. Its scientists measure human impact on biodiversity and lead efforts to mitigate the effects of global development and climate change on the world's ecosystems.

Conserving the World’s Largest Working Wetland

Conservation Ecology Center researchers are collaborating with institutions in Brazil and other Smithsonian colleagues to support sustainable cattle ranching in the Pantanal wetland.

Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction

Scimitar-horned oryx once ranged across most of North Africa but are now considered extinct in the wild. Smithsonian scientists are part of a collaborative effort to return oryx to part of their former range.

Asian Elephant Conservation

Asian elephants face critical threats throughout their range. Through satellite tracking and conflict management, scientists are working to save them.