In this episode we discuss the mechanics of ex situ (off site) conservation, the role zoos (and aquariums) have played and continue to play in species recovery, and what we think captive institutions should prioritize as we forge ahead in this era of collaborative conservation.

Sources & Links:
Read Jonah’s featured articles of the day:
On African Greys:
https://news.mongabay.com/2015/12/catastrophic-decline-nearly-99-of-ghanas-african-grey-parrots-wiped-out/?fbclid=IwAR3gkaj_Z7AI2J1LuwZ3rwb8eAiZ5qO6MnhonzGjDsHjD0BjzWVUazNsy3M 
And on the Sumatran rhino:
https://news.mongabay.com/2018/11/first-wild-sumatran-rhino-in-borneo-captured-for-breeding-campaign/

Visit the AZA’s SAFE program website:
https://www.aza.org/aza-safe

Read more about the history of zoos:
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/the-ethical-history-of-zoos/6869776

And a thorough paper on the role of zoos in conservation:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259863205_The_Role_of_Zoos

Learn more about the species programs we mentioned:
https://www.saharaconservation.org/node/187 
https://www.fws.gov/southeast/caribbean/puerto-rican-parrott-recovery-program/

And lastly, Jonah found this paper on collaborative cheetah conservation after we recorded:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Markus_Gusset/publication/321361966_The_Role_of_Zoos_in_Cheetah_Conservation_Integrating_Ex_Situ_and_In_Situ_Conservation_Action/links/5ac0c47b45851584fa74b9ae/The-Role-of-Zoos-in-Cheetah-Conservation-Integrating-Ex-Situ-and-In-Situ-Conservation-Action.pdf?fbclid=IwAR29y6kXy3_DnVxFj_BbEajHeLJXUqKcmUX2HHiPP__gCPz7tkBKYRMgN9k

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