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Highlighted Story: Takahe

July 30, 2015

Meta-Population Planning for New Zealand's Takahë

The Takahë Recovery Group invited CBSG to collaborate on developing a plan for the management of remaining takahë as two distinct meta-populations: one focused on the northern islands and the other on southern areas.

Species, Workshops takahe, birds, New Zealand, Australasia

CBSG Brasil Convenor Wins Whitley Award

May 18, 2015

Arnaud Desbiez, CBSG Brasil Convenor and Conservation Project Manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, won a Whitley Award for his pioneering work studying elusive giant armadillos in Brazil’s Pantanal.

Saving critically endangered vertebrates is possible, but requires urgency and investment

March 17, 2015

Immediate conservation action and an investment of an estimated US$1.3 million per species will significantly increase the chances of survival for vertebrates on the brink of extinction.

Publications

Global Divestment Day

February 13, 2015

It is hard to believe that a full year has passed since we divested our portfolio from 70% of fossil fuel producers. This month, we are celebrating this first anniversary, gauging our progress, and looking ahead at next steps in our efforts to respond to the global threat of climate change.

Climate Change divestment, divest, climate change

Conservation Planning for the Translocation of African Penguins

January 20, 2015

In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we look back on our conservation planning work with penguins, spanning from 1992 to today.

Species Penguin, penguins, penguin awareness day

Update on Our Recent Activities

December 16, 2014

The pace around the CBSG office has been somewhat frenetic in the past couple of months. CBSG staff have traveled back and forth from India to Brazil, from Taiwan to China, from the backs of elephants in Kaziranga National Park back home to our offices in Minnesota.

Species, Workshops, Publications eupdate, rhino, meta-modeling, arctic, climate change

Guest Post: Climate Reality Conservation Package

October 29, 2014

This is the final guest post by CBSG Member and Climate Reality Leader Madelon Willemsen about the upcoming working group on climate change at the CBSG Annual Meeting.

climate change, Zoos & Aquariums for 350

Highlighted Story: Southern Corroboree Frog

October 16, 2014

Recovering Southern Corroboree Frogs in Australia

The southern corroboree frog only occurs in the Snowy Mountains region of Kosciuszko National Park in Australia, between 1250 and 1750 meters above sea level. In 2013, CBSG facilitated a workshop to formulate a strategy for the genetic and demographic management of this species.

Species, Workshops amphibian, amphibians, frog, frogs, chytrid