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The Smithsonian Libraries’ Endowment for Wildlife Conservation

Image of Red Panda from Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, London: Academic Press, [etc.],1833-1965.
The Smithsonian Libraries’ Endowment for Wildlife Conservation was formed in 2007 from the proceeds of a fundraising dinner at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The dinner, which was called “An Escape to the Wild Side,” was hosted by Animal Planet television host, Jeff Corwin.  The Endowment for Wildlife Conservation funds the acquisition of books, journals, electronic databases, and other materials in the area of wildlife conservation, as determined annually by the Director of the Libraries.

Jeff Corwin speaks at “Escape to the Wild Side.”

The Endowment for Wildlife Conservation is critical for developing and maintaining a collection of books that contain the most recent literature available to support the research needs of the National Zoological Park’s animal care experts, researchers, administrators and others who have a direct impact on the welfare of animals both at the Zoo and in their natural habitats around the world.

To learn more about library services for NZP, please visit the NZP Library page.