Collection planning for the next 100 years: What will we commit to save in zoos and aquariums?

The “sustainability crisis” in zoos and aquariums has been a sobering reminder of how limited our resources are for maintaining viable populations of species threatened with extinction. This, combined with increasing concern among the public about the value of zoos and aquariums, suggests that the zoological profession should engage in a thorough re-examination of our […]

Disease risk and inter-institutional transfer of specimens in cooperative breeding programs: Herpes and the elephant species survival plans

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1009.abs Managers of cooperative breeding programs and re-introduction projects are increasingly concerned with the risk of disease transmission when specimens are transferred among facilities or between facilities and the natural environment. We used data maintained in North American studbooks to estimate the potential risks of disease transmission by direct and indirect contact of specimens […]