The world is facing a biodiversity crisis and populations of surviving species have substantially declined.
Marwell Wildlife, Al Ain Zoo, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and San Diego Zoo Global have initiated a project with the Tunisian Direction Générale des Forêts to evaluate the genetic diversity of addax across global ex-situ populations and the Tunisian metapopulation
A breeding colony of sand lizards Lacerta agilis first established at Marwell Zoo in 1989 has now led to the re-establishment of 26 populations of this rare reptile across the south of England.
The world faces a biodiversity crisis and conservation efforts are needed to protect species from extinction.
North East Africa is currently facing one of the worst droughts for decades. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this is due to one of the strongest El Niño effects ever experienced. El Niño is caused by warmer than usual water in parts of the Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia, and creates unusually hot and stormy weather around the globe.