Conservation Grants

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The mission of the Greenville Zoo is to provide an enjoyable guest experience while we support and promote conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all living things. 

Some of our values that support our mission are promoting conservation, actively seeking knowledge through science, and collaborating with others to maximize our impact and achieve greater goals.

The Greenville Zoo has established a fund for local conservation projects (those occurring in North and South Carolina, and Georgia) by utilizing the Quarters for Conservation Program. Priority for applications received will be given to programs that focus on the conservation of natural wildlife, habitat conservation, or have an education component. 

New Grants Program: $300 to $1,000
  • Awarded to projects we have never supported before
  • Grant request cannot exceed $1,000

Continuing Grants Program: $1,000 to $3,000 and beyond
  • Is for researchers we have an established relationship with
  • These researchers have received funding from us in the past
  • Researchers have provided regular updates to their research projects

Currently grants are awarded once a year. Applications will be accepted from November 1 to January 31 each year. Recipients will be notified by May 15  and funds will be distributed by the end of September.

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Conservation Grants Funded in the Past



2016


Wade Hampton Water Monitoring Team
By R. Enggasser for Wade Hampton High School
Geographic Location: Wade Hampton High School

The Effects of Habitat Quality, Prey Availability, and Wildlife Health on the Reproduction of a Declining Predator in an Urban Landscape (Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake)
By Dr. Andrews of Jekyll Island Authority Georgia Sea Turtle Center and The University of Georgia-Odum School of Ecology
Geographic Location: Jekyll Island, GA

Survey of Sternotherus Species at Oconee State Park (turtles)
By Dr. Mook of University of North Georgia
Geographic Location: Oconee State Park, SC

Amphibian Survey of Anderson University’s Wetlands
By I. Wilson and Dr. Criswell of Anderson University
Geographic Location:  Anderson University, SC

Community-based conservation of endangered sea turtles nesting along the Akassa coast, Bayelsa, Nigera
By I. Nkanta of Tropical Research and Conservation Center
Geographic Location: Akassa coast, Bayelsa state, Nigeria

Conservation of the Critically Endangered alligator lizard Abronia campbelli in eastern Guatemala through Habitat Restoration and community Forest Management: Phase II
By Dr. Lock of Zoo Atlanta
Geographic Location:  Jalapa, Guatemala

Completion of a Bio-Secure Facility for Captive Breeding and Re-introduction of Panamanian Golden Frogs (Atelopus zeteki)
By R. Hill of Zoo Atlanta
Geographic Location: El Valle de Anton, Panama

Building a Future, One Lemur at a Time: Identifying Eulemur rubriventer’s dieatary strategies and constraints, and their implications for in situ and ex situ conservation
By A. DuBour of Northern Illinois University
Geographic Location: Madagascar

Furman University Cougar Project
By Dr. Perry of Furman University
Geographic Location: New Mexico, USA

2015


Citizen based Water Quality Monitoring
By J. Thomas Hochheimer, citizen
Geographic Location: Lake Greenwood Rivers & Streams in Laurens County, SC

Occurrence, distribution and management of at-risk upland amphibian and reptile species
By J. Holmes of Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy
Geographic Location: Francis Marion National Forest (FMNF), SC

The long-term effects of Exurbanization
By N. Weaver of Clemson University
Geographic Location: Western NC, Eastern TN

Conservation beyond protected areas
By Dr. Quinn of Furman University
Geographic Location: Upstate, SC

Conservation of the Critically Endangered alligator lizard Abronia campbelli in eastern Guatemala through Habitat Restoration and Community Forest Management
By Dr. Lock of Zoo Atlanta
Geographic Location: Guatemala

2014


Conservation of urban-rural gradients
By Dr. Quinn of Furman University
Geographic Location: Upstate SC

Bat Conservation of the Carolinas
By M. Brienza, citizen
Geographic Location: Georgetown County, SC

Complex Causes of amphibian declines
By J. Mette of North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
Geographic Location: Coastal Plain, Piedmont of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina

Can nest boxes accelerate the colonization of Longleaf Pines?
Dr. Stanback of Davidson College
Geographic Location: Calloway Forest Preserve, Hoke County, NC

Pituophis in Georgia’s upper Piemdont (northern pine snake)
By B. Hudson of Piedmont College and Dr. Felix of Reinhardt University
Geographic Location: Northeast Georgia, Cherokee, Banks, and Stephens counties

Furman Cougar Project
By Dr. Perry of Furman University
Geographic Location: New Mexico, USA

Bacterial Water Monitoring
Save our Saluda
Geographic Location: North, Middle, and South Saluda Rivers

2013


Pituophis in Georgia’s upper Piedmont (northern pine snake)
By B. Hudson of Piedmont College and Dr. Felix of Reinhardt University
Geographic Location: Georgia, Cherokee, Banks, and Stephens counties

Bone density of bottlenose dolphin
By J. Powel of Portland State University
Geographic Location: coastal South Carolina

Citizen AAS Water Monitoring in SC
By E. Enggasser, citizen
Geographic Location: Greenville County, SC

Bog Turtle Habitat Protection – Conservation Lease Program
By C. Gentile, Western Natures Center and NC Herp Society
Geographic Location: Western North Carolina

Does nest site competition with Carolina Chickadees constrain nesting by Brown-headed Nuthatches in developed settings in the North Carolina Sandhills?
By Dr. Stanback of Davidson College
Geographic Location: Pinehurst, NC

Abronia Awareness Program
By. Dr. Lock of Zoo Atlanta
Geographic Location: Guatemala

Tiger Conservation in Dampa TR
By Udayan Borthakur of AARANYAK
Geographic Location: Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

Conservation of Rothschild’s giraffe
By Zoe Muller of Rothschild’s Giraffe Project
Geographic Location: Rift Valley region, Kenya

Enhancing Turtle Conservation
By Bui Dang Phong of Cuc Phuong National Park
Geographic Location: Vietnam

2012


Creating & Conserving an Urban Farm
By Upstate Forever
Geographic Location: Greenville, SC; adjacent to the Lowe’s on Poinsett Hwy

Hydrology of the Bunched Arrowhead
By W. Dipps of Furman University
Geographic Location: Greenville County, SC

Raptor Caging
By L. Hoskinson of Wildlife Rehab of Greenville
Geographic Location: Piedmont, SC

Complex Causes of Amphibian Declines in Sympatric Cricket Frogs and Chorus Frogs
By J. Mette and Dr. Micancin of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Geographic Location: Coastal Plain and Piedmont of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

The effects of forest management activities on community structure of stream salamanders inhabiting montane streams
By T. Surasinghe of Clemson University
Geographic Location: Nantahala National Forests and Coweeta Hydrologic Station, NC

FrogWatch USA
By B. Foster of Greenville Zoo
Geographic Location: Upstate SC

Tanzania Corridor Survey
By A. Martin of Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California Davis
Geographic Location: Western Tanzania
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