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Z & A for 350 Makes the Top Happy Environmental Stories of 2013

January 6, 2014

The environmental news site Mongabay recently posted their "Top 10 Happy Environmental Stories of 2013" and gave a shout out to Zoos and Aquariums for 350, CBSG's climate change intiative.

Climate Change 350, Zoos, Aquariums, Z&A for 350

Metamodel Paper in PLOS ONE

December 19, 2013

We are proud to share an important paper on the use of metamodels for transdisciplinary species risk assessments. The paper's lead author is Bob Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society's Senior Conservation Scientist and CBSG's Science Advisor.

Publications tools, PVA, population modeling

Leaping to the Rescue: Million Dollar Fund for Frogs

December 18, 2013

As a proud partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation, we are thrilled to announce a bold new step in the quest to save amphibians.

Species amphibians, conservation

2013 Ulysses S. Seal Award given to Dr. Lee Simmons

November 4, 2013

Dr. Lee G. Simmons has been named the 2013 recipient of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) Ulysses S. Seal Award. This award is given to those who exemplify innovation in applying science to conservation.

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Zoos and Aquariums Join Grassroots Movement to Address Climate Change

October 29, 2013

Apple Valley, MN— On October 11, representatives of international zoos and aquariums joined the 350.org climate change movement.  The effort, “Zoos and Aquariums for 350,” was launched at the Annual Meeting of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), held in Orlando, Florida.

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Zoos and Aquariums for 350 Movement

October 12, 2013

This week, we launched the “Zoos and Aquariums for 350” Climate Change Movement at our Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA. Over one hundred participants from international zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations joined in the event, learning about the Zoos and Aquariums for 350 movement and how to implement it in their home institutions.

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Measuring the Impact of Human Behavior on Conservation Efforts

October 8, 2013

Human activities are often the direct cause of threats to wild species and habitats. Conserving our planet’s biodiversity requires understanding which of our activities do harm, and developing and implementing sustainable practices and behaviors that will benefit both human populations and the nature that surrounds them.
 

Species, Workshops

Published: September eUpdate

September 29, 2013

Our most recent eUpdate contains the latest projects from CBSG, including wildlife disease risk analysis training in Singapore, a meeting with the Species Conservation Planning Subcommittee in Oxford, and the exciting publication of WAZA Magazine 14: Towards Integrated Species Conservation, which f

Publications PVA, training, DRA, publication

One Plan Approach to Conservation

August 26, 2013

Recently, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) published WAZA Magazine 14 which focuses on integrated species conservation planning. Many of the articles were contributed by CBSG and CBSG members. 

Species conservation planning, One Plan Approach