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While our Founder and Executive Director, Dave Johnson, is employed as a pachyderm zookeeper in Denver, Colorado, the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund has no affiliation or partnerships with the zoo in Denver and is a wholly independent conservation organization.


View some of our conservation partners HERE.



The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund is a community-based conservation organization based in the Denver, Colorado area.  It was established in 2014 by Denver zookeeper Dave Johnson after we lost a dear friend and conservation ally, Katie Adamson, in her battle with cancer.  Since that day we have been dedicated to a global mission of wildlife protection and cultural compassion. 


As a powerful group of all ages and mindsets, we want to leave this world a better place for those that follow.  The species we share this planet with deserve protection and dedication, and together we are doing everything we can to ensure they have a place and a voice.


Katie would want it this way!


Together, we want to save this world.  By working together we can ensure that our fellow creatures have a community that cherishes them and protects them.  We travel and educate, we laugh and create change, we empower and embolden.  We are an organization of people who help animals by helping people.  It is our conservation imperative.


Join us as we teach at schools, build beehive fences to protect communities and gardens from elephants, train people how to sustain themselves without poaching wildlife, set up speaker presentations and create fundraisers, climb mountains and run races.  There is no insignificant species and no journey too far to travel. 


Help us to spread this conservation karma from shore to peak.  We are more powerful when our voices echo together.




Co-founder, Executive Director



Co-founder, Director

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