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December 14, 2016
Over the past 23 years, the San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program (HEBCP) has become expert in its work with ‘Alala, the critically endangered Hawaiian Crow.  HEBCP is...
December 09, 2016
As we get into fall and winter, most of our local plants have finished their reproductive cycles for the year. With seed collecting at a minimum during this time of year, my time is spent processing the seed...
December 09, 2016
Flash back nearly 30 years ago to 1987. Gas was 89 cents a gallon, Ronald Reagan was president, “Dirty Dancing” was in theaters, Los Lobos had their hit single “La Bamba” and there were 50...
December 05, 2016
In the mountain yellow-legged frog lab, we recently wrapped up our field season for this year, including the post-reintroduction surveys for the 111 froglets we released in May at Dark Canyon in the San Jacinto...
December 05, 2016
Coastal cactus wrens are a non-migratory bird species, unique to Southern California, yet their populations across the region have declined drastically in the last 20 years. Without conservation action, the species...
Jacen Sherman, 2016 intern
November 29, 2016
What is a computer science major doing as an intern for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research? This is a question that even I asked myself before I started; specifically, how could I make an impact...
November 23, 2016
There are no lone rangers in conservation science. The challenges and complexities of figuring out what’s going on, why, and what to do about it, are too much for any one person, no matter how brilliant and...
November 21, 2016
Cancer is not something we usually think of as a contagious disease, but one iconic species’ future hangs in the balance from a transmissible cancer that threatens the animal to extinction. In 1996, tumors...
November 18, 2016
Breeding management of egg-laying species such as birds and tortoises can be difficult because we often manage the incubation of the egg, as opposed to mammals where the mother takes care of the embryo. If a...
November 17, 2016
While we never welcome the news of the passing of one of our animals, a death can provide researchers in the Reproductive Physiology Division with an abundance of valuable information that can help us lead the...

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