Conservation Centers for Species Survival

A dedicated collaboration applying unique resources to the study, management and survival of endangered species.

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  • Photo courtesy of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

    C2S2 Course: Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability

    Graduate and Professional Course Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability June 1-5, 2015 Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation At the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA, USA. Visit http://SMconservation.gmu.edu or contact SCBItraining@si.edu for more information. Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability is an exciting new course that is organized, facilitated and taught by specialists representing […]

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  • cheetah cubs, photo courtesy of Lacey Braun, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

    Cheetah cubs born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

    Front Royal, Virginia.   A litter of cheetah cubs was born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in July as a joint scientific breeding program between the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA), the Cheetah Species Survival Program (SSP) and the Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2).   These births mark the fifth litter of cheetahs born […]

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    First Wild Horse Species Born from Artificial Insemination at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

    Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are celebrating the birth of a female Przewalski’s (Cha-VAL-skee) horse—the first to be born via artificial insemination. The foal’s birth July 27 signals a huge breakthrough for the survival of this species. SCBI Reproductive Physiologist Budhan Pukazhenthi and the Przewalski’s horse husbandry team spent seven years working closely […]

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