In the Wild
The golden mantella Mantella aurantiaca is an endangered species with brilliant coloration that unfortunately makes it a target for collection in the international pet trade.
The challenge is to remove this bottleneck so tortoises can be moved out of harm’s way without causing harm to other tortoises.
The cause of these malformations is unknown but infectious diseases, parasites, trauma, and exposure to environmental contaminants are all a possibility.
Over 100 of the world’s amphibian species have become extinct since 1980 and one-third of the remaining 6,800 species are facing a similar fate.
The black-footed cat is a small (4 to 5 pounds) felid with a limited range in southern Africa.
For the past five years, the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research has been involved with a collaborative multi-national effort to save the endangered thick-billed parrot.
the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is undertaking several health related studies for California condors, including West Nile Virus (WNV), effects of chronic lead exposure, and utilizing new DNA sequencing technologies.
The goal of the collaboration is to develop a captive breeding and translocation plan for the only remaining frogs known from the San Bernardino Mountains, as part of an integrated program of captive propagation, headstarting, and release that will ensure the long-term viability of the species in the wild.