Desert Conservation is our mission
Our Mission frames our Conservation Action...
- Collaborating with conservation organizations around the world
- Preserving and restoring a portion of the Colorado Desert in its natural state
- Building insurance populations of desert animals and plants threatened with extinction
- Fostering an awareness of and appreciation for the variety of plants and animals in worldwide desert ecosystems
- Promoting and ensuring environmental, energy and natural resource sustainability for The Living Desert and Coachella Valley region.
We need your help to save species from extinction. The Living Desert sparks a passion to care for the natural world and understand the importance of diverse and sustainable ecosystems. The following sections provide an opportunity for you to learn more about The Living Desert’s conservation projects.
Conservation Field Projects
Through various projects and collaborations, we are dedicated to reintroduction and recovery efforts for species around the world.
Reintroduction and Recovery Efforts
The Living Desert works locally and globally on community-based conservation programs to balance conservation efforts and improve the lives of local populations.
Community Based Conservation
Through cooperative projects and initiatives, The Living Desert is committed to advancing the areas of field research to enhance species conservation efforts around the world.
Through global efforts, building the next generation of conservationists and conservation technology is a priority of The Living Desert.
Technology Development and Capacity Building
Conservation at the Zoo
Through innovative programs and initiatives, The Living Desert focuses on technological and scientific advancements in the fields of animal husbandry, behavior, cooperative breeding programs, and more.
Research and Conservation
The Living Desert serves as a leader on a number of Species Survival Plans, Federal Reintroduction Programs and other conservation initiatives.
We foster a culture of sustainability throughout the zoo with on-grounds programming, education efforts, and zoo-wide initiatives.