Protecting Wild Ecosystems

Protecting Wild Ecosystems

Reaching Out Into the Wild

Zoo scientists protect the predators of the Serengeti, great apes in Gombe National Park and other wild wonders throughout the globe.


Related Projects

 The Serengeti Health Initiative is dedicated to studying Africa's signature ecosystem and taking action to keep it healthy and whole.  

Serengeti Health Initiative
Vaccination programs, wildlife surveillance and research on how wild animals, domestic animals and humans interact is building a better understanding of the Serengeti ecosystem, one that can help keep it healthy and whole.

 

Goualougo Triangle Ape Project
In a remote region of the Congo, scientists study how logging impacts this pristine landscape while monitoring great ape behavior and tool-uses.


Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute on research projects in Gombe Stream National Park.

Gombe Field Research
Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute to study the benefits of play and ecosystem health for chimpanzees in Gombe National Park.


Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Recovery Efforts
Habitat loss has caused this shy species to be endangered through much of its range, including Illinois. Lincoln Park Zoo works with partners across the country to guide its recovery.


The zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute is using non-invasive techniques to study Chicago-area bat species, including big brown bats. Photo by Liam McGuire.

Monitoring Bat Diversity in and Around Chicago
At a time when bat populations across the country are declining, the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute is using non-invasive techniques to study bat species in the greater Chicago area.


Zoo scientists are helping Charles and Lara Foley understand what may be one of the most rapidly growing elephant populations on record. Tarangire Elephant Modeling
In Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, zoo scientists are helping researchers Charles and Lara Foley understand what may be one of the most rapidly growing elephant populations on record.

Urban Wildlife Biodiversity Monitoring
Monitoring stations from city to suburbs will help scientists chronicle the wildlife of the Chicago region.