Collaborations are at the heart of many successful conservation efforts. San Diego Zoo Global works diligently to save species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Our partners include local to international communities, land managers, agencies, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and a growing team of volunteers and collaborators with diverse expertise to tackle challenging conservation issues.
In California, the Pacific Coast Conservation Program is based at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our nickname, the ‘Terns and Plovers’ program, is aptly named! Among our species of focus, we work on two federally-listed species, the endangered California Least Tern, and the threatened Western Snowy Plover. Our team works on research, monitoring, and the development and implementation of management strategies to aid species recovery, helping many other species and their habitats along the way. But we are not alone – our partners and collaborators support and undertake work that makes recovery possible.
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