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Joined forces to fight global extinction of threatened species

The UK's number one zoo and one of the country's best universities have teamed up to help prevent the extinction of threatened species across...

Breeding benefits when love bites wombats on the butt

Monitoring wombats for behaviours such as pacing and rump biting could help conservation efforts by increasing the success of captive breeding. University of Queensland researchers...

Meta-analysis identifies fishy issues with captive stocks

A group of researchers based at the University of Sydney has uncovered patterns that may be jeopardising the long-term success of worldwide animal breeding...

Production timings could stem illegal wildlife trade

The legal trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants is often used by criminals to launder illegally collected wildlife. In many cases...

Captive breeding in zoos challenged by diet

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...

Ensuring the survival of elephants in Laos: A matter of economics

Asian elephant populations in Laos, which are under a process of commodification, have dropped by half in the last 30 years. According to researchers...