News tagged with captive breeding

A ban on captive animals could speed up extinction

The recent death of the last male Northern white rhinoceros —and the imminent extinction of the vaquita porpoise —is a stark reminder we are not going to win every battle to save endangered species in the wild. We ...

dateMar 30, 2018 in Ecology
shares54 comments 1

Geckos and skinks back from the brink

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.

dateJun 30, 2017 in Ecology
shares4 comments 0