Wildlife Conservation


To save wildlife, we must save wild places.  With humanity’s footprint encroaching on nature everywhere, the need for action is urgent.  The best zoos, wildlife parks, and botanical gardens cause us to fall in love with animals and plants.  They entertain, educate, inspire and can ignite the spark of conservation. They take us inside the world of animals and plants—in zoological and botanical habitats, but also in the wild where field-based conservation initiatives protect their home places.  They champion a culture of conservation—from the local to the global scale.  


Practice Areas

Wildlife sanctuaries and reserves
Specialized habitat design
Zoo and botanical garden planning and design


Featured Project

Polk Penguin Conservation Center at Detroit Zoo



Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort/National Botanical Garden

Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort


The Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort/National Botanical Garden is an internationally recognized tribute to the legacy of Shiek Zayed bin Sultan Nahyan. It serves as a leading example of conservation and sustainable design for the United Arab Emirates. more



Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Long-Range Development Plan and Exhibits

Tucson, Arizona
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


For desert habitats, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the finest regional landscape interpretive center in the world. Jones & Jones prepared a plan for the Museum which has served as a long-term framework for its development.   more



Detroit Zoo Arctic Ring of Life

Royal Oak, Michigan
Detroit Zoological Park


The Arctic Ring of Life presents the story of species adaptation in the extreme arctic landscape through the eyes of the Inuit people. more



Detroit Zoo National Amphibian Center

Royal Oak, Michigan

Detroit Zoological Park


The National Amphibian Conservation Center is a national leader in Amphibian research, and a model of environmentally responsible design in zoological parks. more



Detroit Zoo Polk Penguin Conservation Center

Royal Oak, Michigan

Detroit Zoological Park


Opened in 2016, the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center at Detroit Zoo provides visitors with the amazing experience of visiting Antarctica. more



Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney World


Jones & Jones collaborated with the Disney Imagineering design team to create experiences that take wildlife education to new levels.  The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail provides a peek into a research station in the heart of the African forest.  more   Kilimanjaro Safari offers an adventure into the African bush.  more



Dublin Gorilla

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Zoo


Following the Dublin Zoo Master Plan developed by Jones & Jones, the Director of the zoo charged us with creating a new habitat for the zoo’s family of Western Lowland Gorillas.
Dublin Zoo Gorilla Video
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Dublin Zoo Kaziranga Forest Trail

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Zoo


Beginning at a waterfall, this meandering trail takes visitors on a journey through the marshlands and dense bamboo forests of India-home of a family of five Asian elephants.  more



Dublin Zoo Sea Lion Cove & Flamingo Lagoon

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Zoo


Dublin Zoo opened a new home for California sea lions and Chilean flamingos in June 2015.  more



Fota Wildlife Park Master Plan

Fota Island, Ireland


Jones & Jones developed a master plan for the renowned Fota Wildlife Park near Cork, Ireland. The expanded wildlife park will include new educational facilities and exhibits of habitats from Asia and Africa.   more



Los Angeles Zoo Campo Gorilla Reserve

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo


The Campo Gorilla Reserve—Los Angeles Zoo's new Western Lowland Gorilla habitat—spirits zoo visitors on a trek of discovery to witness the social structure and behavior of these magnificent endangered primates.  more



Midway Atoll National Marine Reserve Conceptual Site Plan

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is the world's largest marine conservation area. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is the gateway to this 1,400-mile-long chain of Pacific islands and atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands-a swath of rare marine habitat larger than all U.S. national parks combined.  more



Myombe Reserve: The Great Ape Domain

Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida
Busch Entertainment Corporation


Myombe Reserve envelops visitors in the domain of lowland gorillas and common chimpanzees—a rainforest habitat five stories high and three acres in breadth, rich in biodiversity.  more



National Tropical Botanical Garden Master Plan

Kauai, Hawaii

National Tropical Botanical Garden


The National Tropical Botanical Garden administers gardens of extraordinary beauty and historical significance.   more



Albuquerque Biopark "Bugarium" *with NCA Architects

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque Biopark


Jones & Jones is a collaborating in designing a facility that will immerse visitors in the world of insects. more



Rocky Shores

Tacoma, Washington

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium


We used the rugged landscape of Cape Flattery and Tatoosh Island off Washington's rocky northwestern coastline to set the wave-washed ambience of this salt water environment. On the surface level or in the underwater viewing area, you can see all four outdoor sea mammal displays from a central location.  more



San Diego Wild Animal Park Condor Ridge

Escondito, California

San Diego Wild Animal Park, Zoological Society of California


Condor Ridge celebrates the efforts of the San Diego Zoo in breeding and release programs which have saved the California Condor from extinction.  more



Singapore Botanic Gardens


National Parks Board, Singapore Botanical Garden


Our master plan focused on preserving the character and integrity of the gardens while enhancing the visitor, research and education facilities.  more



Woodland Park Zoo Long-Range Master Plan

Seattle, Washington

City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation


Our long-range master plan for reconstruction of the zoo in 1976 inaugurated the landscape immersion era in zoological design and placed Woodland Park Zoo at the forefront of zoological institutions.more



Zoo Miami Amazon and Beyond

Miami, Florida
Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami


Amazon and Beyond is an experience of the world's most diverse ecosystem—the tropical American rainforest-second only to the real thing.  more






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