Conservation Programmes

Chester Zoo Reintroduces 800 Critically Endangered Snails Back Into the Islands of Bermuda

March 16, 2020

GOOD NEWS to lighten up these dark times! Chester Zoo has reintroduced 800 critically endangered Bermuda snails back into the islands of Bermuda. This species was believed to be extinct in the wild for over 15 years, as habitat destruction and the introduction of invasive species decimated the remaining populations. 

Four Critically Endangered Dama Gazelles Moved to Protected Reserve to Join Resident Population

February 28, 2020

Desperate times call for desperate measures... Less than 100 Dama gazelles remain in the wild, in Chad and Niger. The NGO Sahara Conservation Fund, in partnership with several institutions (zoos included), captured four genetically-important wild Dama gazelles and moved them from an unprotected area to a reserve, where they joined the resident population of around 40 individuals.
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Zoo-bred gazelles may be released in this reserve later on, to further boost this population.

Zoo-Supported Conservation Effort Reintroduces Critically Endangered Addax into the Wild

February 11, 2020

Last month, 15 critically endangered addax were reintroduced back into the wild, in Chad. The animals were bred in captivity, in the United Arab Emirates, in a conservation project that aims to rescue this species from the brink of extinction.
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Saint Louis Zoo is one of the several zoos providing support and technical assistance to this important project!

Zoos as Vital Agents in the Conservation of Bearded Vultures in Europe

January 30, 2020

Since 1986, over 300 captive-bred bearded vultures have been reintroduced across Europe, thanks to the conservation efforts of the Vulture Conservation Foundation. These fantastic results would not have been possible without the contribution of zoos... By providing individuals for release, funds, expertise, and educating the public, zoos are vital agents in the future of this species in Europe!

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January 30, 2020

Since 1986, over 300 captive-bred bearded vultures have been reintroduced across Europe, thanks to the conservation efforts of the Vulture Conservation Foundation. These fantastic results would not have been possible without the contribution of zoos... By providing individuals for release, funds, expertise, and educating the public, zoos are vital agents in the future of this species in Europe!

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