Why I believe that zoos help conservation

Riley snaps a photo with the Toronto Zoo's alpacas (Photo courtesy of Riley Harding)

As a conservationist and wildlife supporter, I get a lot of head turns when I say that I support zoos. I’m the first to acknowledge that some have a history of being grim tourist destinations; however, I know first-hand the positive impact...

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Zoo Revolution: A Q&A with documentary filmmaker Geoff D'Eon

Zoo Revolution cameraman Wade Cornell gets a shot of the action at Zoo Miami (Photo by Geoff D'Eon)

Zoo Revolution cameraman Wade Cornell gets a shot of the action at Zoo Miami (Photo by Geoff D'Eon)

Zoos have often been the source of passionate debate and controversy among animal lovers and conservationists, many of whom argue that animals should not be kept in cages, that this environment does not lead to a respect for animals, that...

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Even rarer than a panda: How the Minnesota Zoo and NCC are collaborating to save one of the world's most endangered butterflies

Poweshiek skipperling, MB (Photo by Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo)

Poweshiek skipperling, MB (Photo by Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo)

Listed as an endangered species in Manitoba in 2012 and nationally as threatened, the Poweshiek skipperling has decreased dramatically throughout North America. In Canada, It is known to only inhabit 17 fields in southeastern Manitoba, primarily...

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