Grover will make appearances at all of KACF's school presentations and events.

Grover will make appearances at all of KACF’s school presentations and events. (Photo: The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund).

A synergistic approach to wildlife protection and community sustainability

In Colorado, an organization rises above traditional wildlife conservation methods, blending education, community development, and innovative technologies to protect endangered species. The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, established in 2014, honors the legacy of Katie Adamson, a conservation ally who lost her battle with cancer. Led by Zookeeper Dave Johnson, the fund has since embarked on a global mission intertwining wildlife protection with cultural compassion.

Unlike conventional conservation groups, the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund adopts a multifaceted strategy. Its core mission is the protection of endangered species, but the approach is far-reaching and inclusive. The organization leverages youth education, community sustainability projects, and even virtual reality technology to create an immersive educational experience. Moreover, it facilitates career development for individuals passionate about conserving the species at the heart of the fund’s mission.

This Denver-based community conservation group is more than a collection of wildlife enthusiasts; it’s a melting pot of various ages and mindsets united by a singular goal – to leave the world better than they found it. The species sharing our planet not only deserve protection but also the dedication and voice that the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund tirelessly provides. In the words of Katie Adamson, the fund embodies the spirit of making the world a better place.

The fund’s activities are as diverse as its approach. From educational programs in schools to building beehive fences to protect gardens from elephants, the organization’s efforts are as unique as they are impactful. Training local communities in sustainable practices to reduce poaching, organizing speaker presentations and fundraisers, and even embarking on physical challenges like mountain climbing and races, the fund leaves no stone unturned in its quest for conservation.

A critical aspect of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund’s work is its focus on “conservation karma,” a belief that positive actions towards wildlife and the environment can reverberate globally. By advocating for coexistence and respect for all species, the fund emphasizes the interconnectedness of all life forms.

The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund stands out in the realm of wildlife conservation. Its approach goes beyond mere preservation; it’s about creating a harmonious balance between humans and wildlife, ensuring a sustainable future for both. As the organization continues to grow and expand its influence, it holds true to the belief that every species matters and no journey is too far in the pursuit of conservation. The echo of their unified voices continues to spread, from shore to mountain peak, in a relentless effort to make a lasting difference in the world. To learn more or to donate, visit