San Diego Zoo Global’s director of applied animal ecology, Ronald Swaisgood, Ph.D., has been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
Conservation, at its heart, is about people, and the Central African Program is fortunate to have some of the most dedicated people striving to conserve some of the most spectacular and biodiverse forest remaining anywhere in Africa.
Registration Open for Wild CSI Summer Camp 2013. During Wild CSI Summer Camp, students are tasked with combining cutting-edge science, the latest research, and their critical thinking skills to solve real-life conservation issues.
The Conservation Education Division at the Institute offers summer workshops for teachers. Interested high school and middle school life science teachers from around the nation are encouraged to download the application packet and apply. This year, 2013, we are offering up to three high school workshops and two middle school workshops.
Once a year, over a brief 2-day period coinciding the female’s estrus, males and females unite. About 135 days later, a cub is born.
The goal is to determine what size of an area is needed to protect healthy populations of these top predators and what impact a sustainable logging operation has on these and other species.
On Friday, September 21, a team of conservationists translocated 60 juvenile tortoises into a large protected habitat area.
Renowned geneticist Dr. Oliver Ryder was recently invited to an international workshop on the Galápagos Islands to plan the next 10 years of Galápagos tortoise conservation efforts.
I have devoted much of my career to mentoring up-and-coming primatologists. Over the last 11 years I have trained and/or supported over 70 students.
The giant panda team, made of zookeepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, scientists and others, will monitor Bai Yun’s behavior over the coming months, looking for signs of a possible pregnancy.
Every move a panda makes is calculated to conserve energy. Even his placement of scent marks is efficient.
San Diego Zoo Global and Nature and Culture International are joining forces to conserve millions of acres of tropical forest and wildlife habitat.
Understanding the biology and habitat requirements of the cactus wren is an important part of ensuring proper habitat restoration and the birds’ ability to rebound.
San Diego Zoo Global Relocates 36 Desert Tortoises Near Las Vegas
Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program Recognized For Propagation Achievements
San Diego Zoo Global will play a key role in helping to conserve the Amazonian rain forest by taking on management responsibility for a conservation and research station located in the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru.
Interesting video about the beautiful and endangered Hawaiian bird, the palila.
The Genome 10K Community of Scientists and BGI (formerly the Beijing Genomics Institute) of Shenzhen, China, have announced a plan to sequence the genomes of 101 animals within the next two years.
University of California, San Diego Zoo, State and Federal Agencies work to increase mountain yellow-legged frog population in Southern California.
Officials representing San Diego Zoo Global and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formalized a partnership to work together to save endangered species.
San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research biologists working to save endangered bird species in Hawaii are celebrating an important achievement this year.
San Diego real estate developer-turned conservationist, Ivan Gayler, was awarded the San Diego Zoo’s 2010 Conservation Medal for his efforts to safeguard nine million acres of critical plant and animal habitat in Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru.
Sadly, one of the three elephant ambassadors for this project seems to have fallen victim to the very thing the conservation effort hopes to resolve…
Scientists and researchers released 36 endangered tadpoles into a stream near Idyllwild, CA. Tuesday, August 24 with hopes that the Southern California population of the mountain yellow-legged frog Rana muscosa has a chance of thriving in the wild again.
Maximizing the sustainability of critically endangered species requires a fundamental understanding of their biology, translating that knowledge base into workable conservation solutions, and training the next generation of in-country scientists and reserve managers.
2009 has been a great year for the adult population of mountain yellow-legged frogs at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
Wildlife Disease Laboratories at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are pleased to be able to offer low-cost testing for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranaviruses in zoo collections.
Scientists from around the globe work to address issues of amphibian extinction with funding from the Institute of Museum And Library Services.