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Endangered Captive-Bred Louisiana Pine Snakes Reintroduced Into the Wild

June 28, 2020

Earlier this month, 41 Louisiana pine snakes were released into the wild, part of a collaborative programme to restore the wild populations of this endangered species. Several zoos are partners in this project, including Audubon Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Ellen Trout Zoo, Phoenix Zoo and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Critically Endangered Zoo-Bred Regent Honeyeaters Reintroduced Into the Wild

June 24, 2020

Twenty captive-bred regent honeyeaters were reintroduced into the wild, in New South Wales (Australia). This species is critically endangered & Taronga Zoo Sydney's breeding programme, integrated with in-situ efforts by BirdLife Australia, aims to boost the population numbers in the wild.

Captive-Bred Bearded Vultures Reintroduced Into the Wild

June 15, 2020

Four captive-bred bearded vultures were released back into the wild, in the Grand Causses - the eight release in the area since 2012. These reintroduction efforts are part of the LIFE GypConnect project by Vulture Conservation Foundation & partners, which include EAZA and Tierpark Berlin & Parco Natura Viva, where three of the released vultures were bred.

"Which Fish?": EAZA's New Campaign Targets Over-Exploitation of World's Oceans

June 08, 2020

Did you now that 76% of world's fisheries are fully exploited or over-fished? The new EAZA "Which Fish?" campaign aims to encourage sustainable harvesting and consumption of fish resources - not only of resources used for human consumption but also for animal feed and collection planning.

Zoo-Supported Research is Allowing to Track & Study Red Pandas in the Wild

June 07, 2020

As part of a long-term monitoring initiative by Red Panda Network, 10 red pandas were fitted with GPS collars and are being tracked in the forests of Ilam (in the border between Nepal and India). This research is a result of a collaboration between several institutions, including the government of Nepal, Rotterdam Zoo & others, and will allow to learn more about the ecology of this endangered species.

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