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Highlighted Story: Bellinger River Snapping Turtle

June 20, 2017

Analyzing Disease Risk in Bellinger River Snapping Turtles

CPSG Australasia facilitated a workshop in Australia to assess all the known risks to the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle, with emphasis on the Bellinger River Virus.

Species, Workshops reptiles, Australia, turtles, snapping turtles, disease, critically endangered
Hungarian meadow viper

Announcing CBSG's New Book, Second Nature

April 5, 2017

With so many threats facing biodiversity, it can be easy for conservationists to become discouraged. But there is also good news. There are success stories, and CBSG presents ten of them in Second Nature.

Species, Publications book, Second Nature, wattled cranes, kihansi spray toads, Governor Laffan's ferns, Tasmanian devils, American burying beetles, tree kangaroos, golden lion tamarins, Okinawa rails, Hungarian meadow vipers, Assateague Island, horses

Highlighted Story: Blue-billed Curassows

January 25, 2017

Working to Save the World's Most Endangered Cracid

CPSG Mexico designed and facilitated a workshop to develop a National Conservation Action Plan for the blue-billed curassow in Colombia.

Species, Workshops birds, cracids, critically endangered, Colombia, South America
Male Dakota skipper © Minnesota Zoo

Highlighted Story: Prairie Butterflies

December 20, 2016

Exploring Ex Situ Options for Prairie Butterflies

CBSG used the IUCN SSC Guidelines on the Use of Ex Situ Management for Species Conservation to guide a planning workshop for threatened prairie butterflies in the US Midwest and Canada.

Species, Workshops butterflies, insects, United States, Minnesota, Canada
© Paul Calle

Highlighted Story: Conservation Medicine in the Galápagos

November 10, 2016

Contributing to Conservation Medicine in the Galápagos

Diseases are increasingly recognized as significant threats to the survival of wildlife populations worldwide, particularly for species with small, island-endemic populations.

Species, Workshops Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, disease, wildlife health

Highlighted Story: Greater Bilbies

October 25, 2016

Recovering Greater Bilbies in Australia

CBSG facilitated a three-day summit that resulted in a conservation plan for greater bilbies, which has already led to important actions and outcomes.

Species, Workshops greater bilby, Australia

Highlighted Story: Indian Rhino

January 17, 2016

Modeling the Impact of Poaching on Indian Rhinos

CBSG was invited to conduct a population viability analysis (PVA) for the Indian rhinos in the state of Assam, the results of which indicate a high risk of extinction due to the threat of poaching.

Species, Workshops rhino, rhinos, poaching, India, greater one-horned rhino, Manas National Park

Vancouver Island Marmot Conservationists Mark Achievements

December 21, 2015

In March 2015, CBSG led a conservation planning workshop for Vancouver Island marmots to help guide future recovery planning for this Critically Endangered species in Canada.

Species, Workshops, Publications

Highlighted Story: Hainan Gibbon

December 14, 2015

Bringing the Hainan Gibbon Back from the Brink

CBSG facilitated and provided modeling support at an international workshop for Hainan gibbons, which are some of the most endangered primates in the world.

Species, Workshops primates, conservation planning, China, Hainan, Hainan gibbon, Asia

2015 Ulysses S. Seal Award Winner: Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

November 3, 2015

Dr. Laurie Marker has been named the 2015 recipient of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) Ulysses S. Seal Award for Innovation in Conservation. This award is given to those who exemplify innovation in applying science to conservation.