Securing our Future Together

Building wildlife assurance populations for the survival of species

The Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2) and its member institutions (the 'Conservation Centers') are uniquely positioned to secure populations of endangered species for assurance and reintroductions. Given continued threats to critical habitats, an assurance population secured today is many species’ best bet for survival long term.
Species threatened or declining:
50%
OF BIRDS
50%
OF MAMMALS
21%
OF REPTILES
40%
OF AMPHIBIANS

Partnership of Conservation Centers

The Conservation Centers are world leaders that have recovered
some of the rarest species on the planet, from the giant panda to the black-footed ferret to the scimitar-horned oryx. C2S2’s Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the Conservation Centers:

The collaboration represents 100,000 acres of large, naturalistic areas and decades of experience in wildlife management, recovery efforts, and reintroduction programs.

C2S2 IS:

100,000
ACRES
TOP SPECIES
EXPERTS
NOVEL
PARTNERSHIPS
APPLIED
RESEARCH
CONSERVATION
BREEDING

C2S2 Initiatives

Global species survival initiatives

Growing space capacity, economic resources, and production of priority endangered species populations for long-term survival

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north American species survival

Saving native species and sustaining a legacy of biodiversity in our homeland


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Source Population Alliance

A private/public sector alliance creating meaningful, secured populations of wildlife, beginning with species of African antelope 

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Research & Services

By conducting research across a variety of species at the Conservation Centers, on wildlife ranches, in zoos, and in the wild, we are developing the knowledge necessary to enable source populations and in-range populations to prosper. In all cases, our ultimate goal is to create populations and information that directly benefit the species in nature. Learn More

Photo Credits (from top:)  
Addra: Sean Palfrey, taken at Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterWhooping cranes: Steve Hillenbrand, courtesy of USFWSTwo cheetahs: White Oak ConservationLoggerhead Shrike: Shrike Force, Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterSable antelope: Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterCheetah running: White Oak Conservation