Conservation Grants

Zoo Boise has formed long-term conservation partnerships with Gorongosa National Park and the City of Boise to help restore the foothills. The Zoo Boise Conservation and Education Committee makes recommendations for funding to the Friends of Zoo Boise Board. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted.

2023 Conservation Grants

Year to date

Red Panda Network – $90,000

Paso Pacifico + El Salvador Field Work – $47,000

2022 Conservation Grants Made – $340,603.17

Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique, Africa – $200,000

In 2013, Zoo Boise and Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique formed a long-term restoration partnership. Gorongosa National Park is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and Zoo Boise is helping to protect the many incredible species that call the park home.

Paso Pacifico + El Salvador Field Work – $29,217.78

Butterflies in Bloom Project Metamorphosis – $18,187.78

AZA SAFE – $10,000

Boise Foothills Habitat Restoration – $10,000

New Nature Foundation – $10,000

Tiger Species Survival Plan – $10,000

Snow Leopard Trust – $8,500

Wildlife SOS – $8,500

Idaho Foundation of Parks and Lands – $7,500

Global Penguin Society – $5,000

Xerces Society – $5,000

Land Trust of the Treasure Valley – $2,500

Peregrine Fund – $2,500

Conservation Expenses – $13,697.61

Your Visit Matters

Part of every admission and proceeds from our most popular attractions go to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund, which supports the protection of wild animals in Idaho and around the world. While we all care about animals and want to protect them in the wild, knowing how to help can be a challenge.

Become A Conservation circle Member Today!

Conservation Circle members receive a Household, Household Plus, or Grandparent membership. Each level also contains special donor incentives. Benefit levels begin at $300 and include a 10% contribution to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.