There has been a major shift of emphasis of zoos from recreation to conservation. Information gathered through research undertaken at zoos assists in conservation and management decisions. Captive breeding programmes conducted in zoological parks produce individuals for release into the wild in reintroduction programmes, so boosting wild populations.

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American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Promoting the welfare of zoological parks and aquariums and their advancement as public educational institutions, as scientific centers, as natural science and wildlife exhibition and conservation agencies, and as cultural recreational establishments dedicated to the enrichment of human and natural resources.
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)
1998 recovery update results from captive breeding programs in Wyoming, USA.
British Columbia Wildlife Park
Assists the preserving the threatened and endangered species through education, captive breeding and rehabilitation.
Captive Breeding and Species Re-introductions
Explanation of captive breeding programs and their use in conservation.
Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife
CREW is a research facility at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction.
The International Centre for Birds of Prey
Has been successful in the captive breeding of 50 raptor species.
International Conservation Center
Provides an extension of the Pittsburgh Zoo's conservation, education, and breeding programs, focusing on the need to house breeding groups of threatened and endangered species, with an emphasis on African Elephants.
Pittsburgh Zoo: Conservation
Explains the Zoo's approach to conservation including research, living green, breeding programs and the International Conservation Center.
Snakes
The Captive Breeding of Colubrid Snakes
Zoos Victoria: Fighting Extinction
Contributing to the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats.
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