Animals and Ecosystems

The Smithsonian recognizes the need for species and habitat protection and conservation in order to safeguard Earth's biodiversity. Through its various research centers, collaborations, and public outreach initiatives, we contribute to scientific knowledge and public awareness, playing a role in protecting habitats and promoting sustainable practices.


The Smithsonian Institution conducts a wide range of land-based research through its various research centers and programs. This research contributes to our understanding of terrestrial ecosystems, informs conservation efforts, and supports sustainable land management practices.