The Institute works to discover and protect numerous species from within the depths of our oceans through forests and grasslands to the vast expanse of our skies. We are committed to tackling many of today’s global environmental challenges such as food insecurity, climate change and biodiversity loss. By uniting conservation leaders, students and researchers, the Institute addresses not only basic biodiversity science but also the critical concerns driving species extinctions and ecosystem decline.
The Exploration and Conservation Division includes these programs:
South Florida and the Caribbean
- Bryde's Whale
- Dominica's Parrots
- Green Turtles
- Marine Protected Areas Project
Central and South America
- Amphibian Conservation
- Red-browed Amazon Parrot
- Small Primates
- Dwarf Crocodiles
- Manta Rays
- Mountain Bongo Antelope
- Nosy Be Island
- Pgymy Hippos
- Slender-Snouted Crocodiles
- Global FinPrint
- Shark Bay Ecocsystem Research Project
Partnerships and collaborative work allow us to amplify our impact. View our partners.
International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong
Our research center at The Kampong will enable groundbreaking research through our International Center for Tropical Botany, in partnership with the National Tropical Botanical Garden and supported by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and the Batchelor Foundation.
Rare Species Conservatory Foundation
A living laboratory in South Florida, the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation's facility allows the development of reproductive, husbandry, management and long-term conservation programs linking captive breeding with conservation efforts in the field.
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