Can you imagine using the latest advances in science and technology to help rescue endangered species from the brink of extinction? We can.

At the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, we are committed to generating, sharing, and applying scientific knowledge vital to the conservation of animals, plants, and habitats worldwide. Biodiversity is the theme that unites our work, and scientific innovation is the way we achieve our success. We are the science of saving species.

We are one of the largest zoo-based multidisciplinary research efforts in the world. Our dedicated staff of more than 200 carries out research vital to the conservation of animals, plants, and habitats in over 35 countries worldwide.

Our approach is to first identify the most significant problems for conservation and restoration of endangered species and then apply the most innovative and creative science possible to solving them.