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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 paternity...
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 been shot...
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...
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....
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...
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 Applied...
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...
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...

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