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2013 Ulysses S. Seal Award given to Dr. Lee Simmons

November 4, 2013

Dr. Lee G. Simmons has been named the 2013 recipient of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) Ulysses S. Seal Award. This award is given to those who exemplify innovation in applying science to conservation.

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Zoos and Aquariums Join Grassroots Movement to Address Climate Change

October 29, 2013

Apple Valley, MN— On October 11, representatives of international zoos and aquariums joined the 350.org climate change movement.  The effort, “Zoos and Aquariums for 350,” was launched at the Annual Meeting of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), held in Orlando, Florida.

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Zoos and Aquariums for 350 Movement

October 12, 2013

This week, we launched the “Zoos and Aquariums for 350” Climate Change Movement at our Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA. Over one hundred participants from international zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations joined in the event, learning about the Zoos and Aquariums for 350 movement and how to implement it in their home institutions.

Climate Change climate change, Annual Meeting, Zoos, Aquariums, Z&A for 350

Measuring the Impact of Human Behavior on Conservation Efforts

October 8, 2013

Human activities are often the direct cause of threats to wild species and habitats. Conserving our planet’s biodiversity requires understanding which of our activities do harm, and developing and implementing sustainable practices and behaviors that will benefit both human populations and the nature that surrounds them.
 

Species, Workshops

Published: September eUpdate

September 29, 2013

Our most recent eUpdate contains the latest projects from CBSG, including wildlife disease risk analysis training in Singapore, a meeting with the Species Conservation Planning Subcommittee in Oxford, and the exciting publication of WAZA Magazine 14: Towards Integrated Species Conservation, which f

Publications PVA, training, DRA, publication

One Plan Approach to Conservation

August 26, 2013

Recently, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) published WAZA Magazine 14 which focuses on integrated species conservation planning. Many of the articles were contributed by CBSG and CBSG members. 

Species conservation planning, One Plan Approach

CBSG Annual Report 2012

August 13, 2013

We've just published our 2012 Annual Report in our report library. This report showcases our activities over the past year and highlights successful conservation planning projects, new initiatives, and our wonderful donors and workshop sponsors.

Publications One Plan Approach, conservation planning, turtles, wattled cranes, bandicoots, climate change

August e-Update Published Today

August 1, 2013

This update details CBSG activities for the past several months. In June, CBSG and CBSG Mexico network facilitated a PHVA workshop for the Sonoran pronghorn, an antelope subspecies native to the US and Mexico. We presented at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Maryland and attended the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) conference in Iowa.

Publications sonoran pronghorn, felids, tigers, Brazil, pikeminnow, primates

Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery in North America

July 25, 2013

The Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) was one of the first species declared Endangered in the United States, receiving Federal protection under the new Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1967. These pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, and are specially adapted to survive in the hot, dry conditions of their range in Arizona and Mexico.

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