Together

we can fight to erase extinction

Together

we can fight to erase extinction

Together

we can fight to erase extinction

Conservation Nation makes it easy for anyone to save endangered animals. We work directly with Smithsonian scientists and wildlife experts, funding the equipment and resources they need to make a difference for species around the world.

By empowering everyone to directly impact the most critical conservation projects, we are creating a better future for ourselves, for wildlife and for our planet.

Conservation Nation makes it easy for anyone to save endangered animals. We work directly with Smithsonian scientists and wildlife experts, funding the equipment and resources they need to make a difference for species around the world.

By empowering everyone to directly impact the most critical conservation projects, we are creating a better future for ourselves, for wildlife and for our planet.

Thanks to research we’ve funded, conservation projects have been successfully launched on five continents, focusing on species ranging from tiny, two-inch Panamanian golden frogs in Central America, to 12,000-pound Asian elephants in Myanmar.

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Every year important work needs to be funded, and with your help, we answer the call. Scientists tell us what are their most critical needs, and we fundraise for needed equipment, such as tracking collars, testing kits and medicines.

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You too can make a difference for animals in the wild. Share a conservation story, make a donation, or host a fundraiser. We’ll give you the tips and tools you need to make giving back to those on the frontlines of conservation as easy, effective and fun as possible.

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Thanks to our supporters, we’ve funded conservation projects on five continents, focusing on species ranging from tiny, two-inch Panamanian golden frogs in Central America, to 12,000-pound Asian elephants in Myanmar.

Help us fund crucial work saving animals in the wild. Scientists tell us what their needs are, and because of donations from people like you, we are able to provide researchers with equipment like tracking collars, and with supplies, such as testing kits and medicines.

You too can make a difference for animals in the wild. Share a conservation story, make a donation or host a fundraiser. We’ll give you the tips and tools you need to make giving back to those on the frontlines of conservation as easy, effective and fun as possible.

Thanks to our supporters, we’ve funded conservation projects on five continents, focusing on species ranging from tiny, two-inch Panamanian golden frogs in Central America, to 12,000-pound Asian elephants in Myanmar.

Rhino

Help us fund crucial work saving animals in the wild. Scientists tell us what their needs are, and because of donations from people like you, we are able to provide researchers with equipment like tracking collars, and with supplies, such as testing kits and medicines.

Bottlenose Dolphin

You too can make a difference for animals in the wild. Share a conservation story, make a donation or host a fundraiser. We’ll give you the tips and tools you need to make giving back to those on the frontlines of conservation as easy, effective and fun as possible.

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Start with just $1 a month. In one year, you’ll have given enough to buy daily fluid and vitamin B treatments for a sick pangolin for five days.

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Scientist Spotlight

To protect animals in the wild, we need to understand them. Conservation Nation empowers the best minds in the field—the Smithsonian’s top conservationists, researchers and veterinarians—so they can make a difference for wildlife. Here are just a few of the esteemed researchers whose work we’ve had the privilege of funding.

Dr. Don Neiffer is currently partnered with other individuals in a program aimed at Andean bear conservation in the Machu Picchu region of Peru. He is also developing a project with South African colleagues that investigates the role of warthogs in disease transmission at the wildlife/human/livestock interface, which is a common scenario in an increasingly shrinking natural landscape.
Don Neiffer
Dr. Don Neiffer
Veterinarian
Brian Gratwicke is an amphibian conservation biologist with the Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. His current focus is to conserve wild amphibian populations in Appalachia and Panama, by developing outreach and educational programs and exhibits to build support for amphibian conservation, and research to develop tools to allow scientists to reintroduce amphibians back into the wild.
Brian Gratwicke
Brian Gratwicke, Ph.D.
Conservation Biologist
Steve Sarro is currently in Cape Town on an African Penguin conservation expedition. He serves as the African Penguin Species Survival Plan Coordinator. Along with Namibia, South Africa is one of the two range countries for the endangered African penguin. This species has declined significantly over the past century from numbering in the millions to recent counts of less than 17,000 breeding pairs.​
Steve Sarro
Steve Sarro
Curator
Janine Brown is a research physiologist and heads the endocrinology laboratory at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). Brown is devoted to increasing knowledge that will lead to better
Dr. Suzan Murray is a board-certified zoo veterinarian at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and serves as both the program director of the Global Health Program and as the
As chief veterinarian the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Dr. Donald Neiffer oversees, coordinates, and directs all clinical medicine and pathology operations to ensure sound veterinary practices.

Our 2020 Projects

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Join the Nation today and help support our current conservation projects: helping rescued orangutans in Borneo, saving pangolins in peril throughout Asia, monitoring rare tigers in Bangladesh, and rewilding the Guam kingfisher.

Our Projects

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Join the Nation today and help support our current conservation projects: helping rescued orangutans in Borneo, saving pangolins in peril throughout Asia, monitoring rare tigers in Bangladesh, and rewilding the Guam kingfisher.

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