Sustainability Programs

These global initiatives leverage scientific expertisespace, and resources at the Conservation Centers to increase and achieve demographically and genetically stable populations of endangered species. Building on populations in North American zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), C2S2 is taking a ‘One Plan’ approach, as defined by the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  This approach links conservation breeding populations to their counterparts in the range country, supporting and growing the quality and quantity of the species wherever it occurs.


Whooping Crane

Southern Black Rhino

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