As Monitoring Continues, Preparations Are Underway for Additional Releases

(HILO, HAWAI‘I)—You usually hear them before you see them. There’s no mistaking the loud and often synchronized cacophony of caws from 11 ‘alalā released into a Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserve (NAR) last fall. These birds, seven young males and four young females, represent what conservationists hope is the beginning of a recovered population of this critically endangered Hawaiian crow on the island.

Researchers on an expedition that tracked endangered tigers through Sumatran jungles for one year have found that tigers are now clinging to survival in low-density populations. The team’s findings have renewed fears about the potential for extinction of these elusive predators.

A team of San Diego Zoo Global scientists and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) engineers have returned home from a successful trip aimed at collecting sea ice data in Canada’s Hudson Bay. This was the second year of this unique collaboration, designed to better understand the performance requirements for new technology used to study critical polar bear habitat. The ultimate goal is to more precisely monitor sea ice habitat in a changing climate, in order to better inform future conservation strategies.

Population of Species—Once Thought to Be Extinct—Increases by Four

Researchers Take Steps to Allow Endangered Mice to Expand Territory

San Diego Zoo Global scientists and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) engineers announced the continuation of a unique collaboration to advance the understanding of sea ice dynamics in a changing climate and impacts on polar bear behavior.

Study Highlights Success of Changing Diet for Reproduction in Endangered Species

A recently published study in the journal Pachyderm highlights the ongoing effort of accredited zoos to address challenges and improve the sustainability of endangered species populations in their care. The study, co-authored by scientists from San Diego Zoo Global and Mars Hill University, evaluated fertility issues in captive-born southern white rhinos and determined that diets including soy and alfalfa were likely contributors to breeding challenges.

Second Group of Rare Crows Joins First Group in Native Forests of Hawai’i Island

San Diego Zoo Global will co-host the inaugural Illegal Wildlife Trade Symposium Sept. 25–27, 2017, planned as an annual event to address a growing international threat to species survival. Presented by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, TRAFFIC (The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, this unique gathering of conservationists will unite experts and scientists from around the world to discuss evolving perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products.

Volunteers Complete Two Years of Giraffe Conservation Work in Two Months