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    Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Prior to rapid urban and agricultural development in North America during the 19th century, freshwater mussels were as common as pebbles in any of Minnesota’s babbling brooks.

“There were places you couldn’t put your foot down in a river without stepping on one. It was like a cobblestone road paved with mussels,” says Mike Davis, […]

Field Journal: Head-start wood turtles

After a long winter under ice and mud, Minnesota’s turtles emerge with the first warm rays of spring sun. It is also at this time that Minnesota Zoo Conservation staff gear up for the coming busy field season.

For Conservation Biologist Dr. Tricia Markle, this means frequent trips away from the Zoo to check on […]

Friday, May 21, 2021|Conservation, In The Field, Turtles|

Reducing Tiger Human Conflict Saves Tigers and Helps People in Northern Sumatra

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, recently visited tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|Malayan Tigers, Tiger Conservation|
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    “Demon Tigers” vs. “Good Tigers” in a South Aceh Village

“Demon Tigers” vs. “Good Tigers” in a South Aceh Village

 Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, recently visited tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|Malayan Tigers, Tiger Conservation|

Can Safaris Help Save Rhino? – Part 2

In his last blog, “Can Safaris Help Save Rhino – Part 1”, Jeff introduced us to Desert Rhino Camp, a unique partnership and approach that aims to demonstrate how tourism can contribute towards rhino conservation.

Jeff Muntifering, Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist, Photo by David John Weber

Jeff Muntifering, Conservation Biologist […]

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    Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

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    Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

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Monarch “TGW 905” tagged by Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist staff at Glacial Lakes State Park. Sept 5, 2014As autumn arrives, an amazing natural wonder has been taking place in our backyards. Minnesota’s State Butterfly, the monarch butterfly, has begun its long annual journey south to […]

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