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July 19, 2019
Most people have heard the terms ‘critically endangered’ and ‘vulnerable’, but it seems to me few people know how those terms are generated and assigned. There is indeed a scientific process...
Paul Lamp
June 27, 2019
Tasmanian devils are suffering from Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) a transmissible cancer which has already killed around 80 percent of the population. In an effort to boost the population and stop the spread of...
June 27, 2019
Habitat is one of the most important features to consider in conservation of endangered species. Loss of habitat is one of the primary reasons that species become threatened- when areas get developed for urban or...
June 21, 2019
We crossed the border into Northern Baja California, Mexico, in search of some of the rarest plants found both sides of the US/MX border. Many of these species are already the subject of many years of conservation...
June 21, 2019
We all need hope, but sometimes it is hard to see the distinction between hope and reality. Hope galvanizes our resolve as we make progress, no matter how miniscule the advance.  Previously, I wrote about the...
June 18, 2019
It’s been five months since we planted our Dudleya brevifoliacorms into sandstone bluffs along the San Diego coastline. We’ve had some success and some disappointment, and we’ve gleaned...
Nicole Egna
June 11, 2019
Since June 2017, people from all over the world have been heading on a virtual safari to northern Kenya to help study and conserve reticulated giraffe. Over 15,000 volunteers have logged onto Wildwatch Kenya.org (...
June 10, 2019
I was an invited guest speaker for a course in the joint Master’s degree program between San Diego Zoo Global and Miami University of Ohio (learn more about the Masters Degree Program here).  The...
May 31, 2019
It was not the expected or hoped for diagnosis in a young, critically endangered bird. The blue-crowned laughingthrush (Garrulax courtoisi) male was only a year and a half old and had presented to the zoo’s...
May 16, 2019
 Stem cells are amazing! They have the potential to become any cell type in the body. We all start as stem cells in the early days of development, but as we grow, most of our cells lose that ability.Recent...

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