Conservation

Zipline closed August 16 & 17

Please note that the Zipline will be closed on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Conservation

From collaring elephants for research in southern Africa, to rescuing an orphaned cross-eyed seal on the east coast, no conservation effort is too big - or too far - for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. After all, conservation is at the core of everything we do.

Manatee Rescue

Most recently, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium partnered with several accredited organizations to participate in the rescue of ten stranded manatees from the chilling waters of Charleston, South Carolina.
 

Typically, the manatees in this region travel south before the winter season but unfortunately, these ten manatees never made the trip.

The operation took place over three days. The rescued manatees were transported to Florida, where health assessments deemed nine manatees as releasable and one female as needing continued veterinary care for mild cold stress.

Preservation efforts like this help support the conservation of endangered and threatened species from Africa to South Carolina - and everywhere in between. And the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is honored to play an active role in these wildlife conservation efforts both locally and around the globe.

Scroll down to learn about additional conservation efforts and programs we support.

Research & Innovation

Over the past decade, the PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund has supported 204 projects in 56 countries.

A grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, this initiative awards grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects.

While the program particularly encourages field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation, a wide variety of projects are considered. If you would like to conduct a project outside of the United States, evidence of strong local involvement must be presented.

The period for accepting proposals for the 2018 grant cycle is now closed. Please check back in the spring for the 2019 grant cycle.

Climate Change & Global Warming

Our planet is heating up. As humans, how much have we contributed to the problem? Learn more about how we got to where we are now, what we can do, and why conservation is so important.