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March 07, 2017

Conservation, at its core, is about protecting and preserving our world's precious biodiversity, and any conservation program will involve identifying populations most in need of protection and developing...

Karen Ceballos
February 08, 2017

San Diego County is home to the western burrowing owl (Athene cunciularia hypugaea), a spunky, pint-sized species sadly in decline because of habitat fragmentation, loss and degradation. As a 2016...

Samantha Sullivan, AIP Graduate Student Miami University & San Diego Zoo Global
February 02, 2017

This past summer I set off on a remarkable adventure to Batan Grande, Peru to work with Spectacled Bear Conservation Society (SBC) as an intern through my graduate program. I went into my two-week trip unsure of...

Erica Mills, AIP Graduate Student Miami University & San Diego Zoo Global
January 20, 2017

As a master’s student in Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program (partnered with San Diego Zoo Global), I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Belize on an Earth Expedition. I volunteered for two weeks...

January 06, 2017

As we reflect back on 2016, we had a very successful year as participants in the California Plant Rescue program (CaPR).  Coordinated by the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), CaPR is a collaboration among...

January 04, 2017

Who’s the hirola?

You’ve probably never heard of the hirola. One of the world’s most endangered antelope is a beautiful, red-gold animal with elegant, ridged horns and striking white...

January 04, 2017

 

Kangaroo rats have a bad rap and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with their name.  I study these animals so of course I care about kangaroo rats and I think they are an important part of the...

January 04, 2017

The Andean bear, like several bears, can take advantage of a wide range of ecological opportunities. For example, Andean bears still occupy forests across 32° latitude, about the latitude difference from the...

December 29, 2016

Why would a zoo biologist spend a day stacking wood as if making a giant bonfire? While a bonfire sounds great for this cold December weather, these piles of wood are not meant for burning but to attract...

December 26, 2016

Have you ever wondered why there are miles and miles of fences lining the I-15 when you drive through the desert in California and Nevada? These fences are saving lives. They have drastically reduced the road...

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