The Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) is an international conservation network dedicated to saving threatened species. CBSG has assisted in the development of conservation plans for more than 230 species in 67 countries. As important to the zoos and aquariums themselves, as to the creatures they care for, is the link CBSG provides to the broader conservation world through its position as an exceptionally active part of the IUCN's Species Survival Commission.
Many EAZA institutions are supporting the important work of CBSG. On the other hand however, there is room for further improvement. One of the main obstacles CBSG is facing is without doubt a lack of knowledge among the community, about what CBSG stands for as well as the many success stories CBSG has achieved so far.
CBSG would like to thank all EAZA institutions that are supporting this important and crucial conservation work. Any EAZA institutions not yet supporting CBSG are urged to do so: by supporting CBSG you support the conservation of nature all over the world.
To learn more about CBSG, our work, and our partnerships, please visit us at www.cbsg.org. Or take a closer look at the CBSG profile leaflet that was developed for the upcoming IUCN/SSC Specialist Group Chairs' meeting in Abu Dhabi 23-27 February 2012. If you would like to join our family of annual donors and support the work of CBSG, please contact Onnie Byers, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Documents for download:
CBSG Profile leaflet
CBSG-EAZA statement 2012