Donor Impact

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is a conservation leader, and your commitment to our mission is truly inspiring.  Since our founding in 1889, we have identified the fatal elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) in elephant calves, launched the Global Tiger Initiative and pioneered the Species Survival Plan.

Together, we continue the critical mission of saving species by training scientists from around the world, conducting research in more than 30 countries, exhibiting and breeding endangered species, educating future conservationists and inspiring more than 1.8 million visitors annually. Your support is valuable beyond measure. We could not have accomplished so much without it, so these successes are yours as well.