Donor Impact

We Save Species
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We Save Species

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 33 countries, exhibiting and breeding endangered species, educating future conservationists and inspiring more than 2 million visitors annually. The 2017 Donor Impact Report highlights some of the ways you have helped impact our mission.

Your support is valuable beyond measure. We could not have accomplished so much without it, so these successes are yours as well.

Save the Date

Talk Series Lecture | June 2019
Members' Breakfast with the Curators | Aug. 2, 2019
American Treasures: 2019 Gala | Sept. 26, 2019

Council Membership

Giving Society members enjoy great perks while helping to save species!