Can Zoos Save the World? Ben Minteer answers

Professor Minteer, Arizona Zoological Society Chair in the School of Life Sciences, recently published an article in The Conversation about the expanding role of zoos in global biodiversity conservation.

"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 such as the reintroduction of captive-born animals to the wild, they’re preparing to play an even more significant role in the effort to save species in this century. ..." Read more