2015 Ulysses S. Seal Award Winner: Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

November 3, 2015

Dr. Laurie Marker has been named the 2015 recipient of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) Ulysses S. Seal Award for Innovation in Conservation. This award is given to those who exemplify innovation in applying science to conservation.

Highlighted Story: Costa Rican Amphibians and Reptiles

September 9, 2015

Assessing Costa Rica's Amphibians and Reptiles

CBSG Mesoamerica was invited to facilitate a Red Listing workshop for Costa Rican herpetofauna. The workshop is a culmination of the long-standing and ongoing partnership between CBSG Mesoamerica and the Costa Rican herpetologist community.

Species, Workshops

Highlighted Story: Takahe

July 30, 2015

Meta-Population Planning for New Zealand's Takahë

The Takahë Recovery Group invited CBSG to collaborate on developing a plan for the management of remaining takahë as two distinct meta-populations: one focused on the northern islands and the other on southern areas.

Species, Workshops takahe, birds, New Zealand, Australasia

CBSG Brasil Convenor Wins Whitley Award

May 18, 2015

Arnaud Desbiez, CBSG Brasil Convenor and Conservation Project Manager for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, won a Whitley Award for his pioneering work studying elusive giant armadillos in Brazil’s Pantanal.

Saving critically endangered vertebrates is possible, but requires urgency and investment

March 17, 2015

Immediate conservation action and an investment of an estimated US$1.3 million per species will significantly increase the chances of survival for vertebrates on the brink of extinction.


Global Divestment Day

February 13, 2015

It is hard to believe that a full year has passed since we divested our portfolio from 70% of fossil fuel producers. This month, we are celebrating this first anniversary, gauging our progress, and looking ahead at next steps in our efforts to respond to the global threat of climate change.

Climate Change divestment, divest, climate change

Conservation Planning for the Translocation of African Penguins

January 20, 2015

In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we look back on our conservation planning work with penguins, spanning from 1992 to today.

Species Penguin, penguins, penguin awareness day

Update on Our Recent Activities

December 16, 2014

The pace around the CBSG office has been somewhat frenetic in the past couple of months. CBSG staff have traveled back and forth from India to Brazil, from Taiwan to China, from the backs of elephants in Kaziranga National Park back home to our offices in Minnesota.

Species, Workshops, Publications eupdate, rhino, meta-modeling, arctic, climate change