Scientists asked young people to draw what they would like the natural world to look like when they're older. Their imagination could help make conservationists more ambitious.
A meerkat at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. The Zoo has recently announced an expansion that will double its size.
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Zoos' role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
The southern ground hornbill is endangered in South Africa.
Reintroduction programs can really help stop the decline of the southern ground hornbills.
The debate on whether animals should be kept in captivity or not continues to rage on.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.
This furry critter could help save plenty of others, if given the chance.
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If we brought devils back to the mainland, they could play a similar role to dingoes - keeping foxes and cats under control and potentially boosting the conservation prospects of Australia's small mammals.
Coming to a forest near you?
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There's more to reintroducing wildlife than just releasing a few lynx.
Anyone got any loo roll?
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Zoos provide succor for species having a tough time of it in the wild.
B. A. Minteer
Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As conservation “arks” for endangered species and, increasingly, as leaders in field conservation projects…