Marwell Wildlife: conservation action, education, science and sustainability

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2017

July 2017

Zoos and reintroductions: challenges and opportunities

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis and populations of surviving species have substantially declined.

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The genetic diversity of Addax nasomaculatus in reintroduced and ex-situ managed populations

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

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May 2017

Marwell and partners celebrate a quarter of a century of successful sand lizard reintroductions

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.

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The role of zoos and aquaria in animal reintroductions to the wild

The world faces a biodiversity crisis and conservation efforts are needed to protect species from extinction.

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April 2017

Grevy’s Zebra Update: Marwell’s drought response in northern Kenya

April 2017 

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.

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January 2017