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January 30, 2018
At the beginning of 2017, I moved to California to work with the Reproductive Sciences team at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and continue my research passion of applying assisted...
January 18, 2018
2017 was an incredibly successful year in our quest to conserve rare plants and end extinction in San Diego County. I’m excited to share some of our highlights. In 2017 we made a total of 33 seed collections...
Karyl Carmignani
January 16, 2018
Iconic in spirit and towering in stature, the reticulated giraffe of East Africa is, unfortunately, under siege. This graceful animal has declined by about 70 percent in the past 20 years—from 36,000 to fewer...
Giuliano Colosimo
January 15, 2018
Cyclura nubila caymanensis, aka SIRI (Sister Islands Rock Iguanas) are endemic to the Cayman Islands. More specifically, they can be found only on the Sister Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The taxon is...
January 08, 2018
Two thousand seven hundred years ago, at a place called Nimrud (in present-day Iraq), lived a woman named Ninharrissi. In Assyrian language, her name translates to Lady of the Mountains. Ninharrissi loved to...
January 08, 2018
Many of our San Diego County endangered plants face serious hurdles on their road to recovery. I have personally seen a decline in many of our endangered plant populations, usually the result of invasive species....
January 03, 2018
There are many popular children’s stories about bears, but one of the most popular is about a very particular Peruvian bear: Paddington. Although this bear is now a movie star and the books about him are best...
December 28, 2017
The Conservation Genetics team at the Institute for Conservation Research aids the management of captive species through what is known as the Species Survival Plan (SSP). This program was established in 1981 by the...
December 26, 2017
The primary international group of scientists working for the conservation of bears is the International Association for Bear Research and Management. This group meets regularly to discuss the latest research...
December 26, 2017
Tortoise 5726 lives in a large patch of the Mojave Desert west of the I-15 and south of Las Vegas in Nevada. 5726 is an adult female that was released to this area from the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center 14...

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