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April 06, 2017

We’re out to check a camera trap. It’s one of 130 remote cameras in our largest Amazonian monitoring project yet, taking pictures of anything their sensors detect. The cameras are positioned on an expansive...

April 04, 2017

Just over a year ago we wrote a blog discussing our tiger research undertaken by the Population Sustainability group (formerly Behavioral Ecology) at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. At...

John Janovec, Ph.D.
April 03, 2017

Peru is considered one of the mega-diverse countries in the world: home to a wide range of ecosystems from coastal deserts and dry forest to Andean cloud forest, high mountain puna grasslands and lowland...

April 03, 2017

Every year the Conservation Genetics group at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research receives requests for great ape paternity analysis from collaborating zoos. These include requests for...

Katie Rowe
March 30, 2017

I have to tell you about Shaba because she is an incredibly special elephant.

On the 10th November 2016, at 15 months old, she was collected by helicopter from Shaba National Reserve, where her mother had...

March 24, 2017

Alone, the last three of your species…  Not because your species was out-competed, not because your species could not adapt to change, but the end of your species because of humans. This is what mankind will...

Symon Masiaine
March 23, 2017

I was born and raised by pastoralist parents and knew very little about education. They kept shoats (a herd of sheep and goats) and cattle—my mother looked after the shoats and my father after the cattle. After...

March 16, 2017

Something like this comes along once in a lifetime if you’re lucky. You put years of effort into something (I’ve spent almost half my life working on pandas!) and you dream it will someday pay off. This is just...

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...

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