Indianapolis Zoo Launches "Saving Species Challenge"

April 25, 2023

If you have ever thought about saving a species, the Indianapolis Zoo has a challenge for you.

The Indianapolis Zoo Saving Species Challenge will award a $1 million grant to one organization that can develop and execute a plan that will have a measurable and sustainable impact on the survival of an animal species.

Field conservationists from around the world are invited to apply and present a plan to identify an animal species that is currently designated as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List and create a program that would lead to an improvement in the species’ status.

The challenge requires the species to be designated as one of the following categories: Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable.

The proposal must show how this investment will give a species the greatest opportunity to be downlisted from its current conservation status to the next best designation.

The grant has a two-stage application process. Pre-applications should be submitted by June 4, and then the organizations selected need to submit a full application by Dec. 3.

Additional information on the challenge can be found here.

Indianapolis Zoo Launches "Saving Species Challenge"