Giraffe Genetics Project - Namibia, Uganda (R. Brenneman)
A project to determine and clarify subspecies questions concerning giraffe involving field work and molecular genetics techniques.
Field Biologist Immobilization Training Program - North America (D. Armstrong)
A program to train North American field biologists in techniques of safe anesthesia.
Siberian Tiger Capture Training Project - (D. Armstrong, K. Quigley)
A program to train field biologists and park guards in safe techniques of anesthesia for Siberian tiger field studies and personnel that deal with problem tigers.
Siberian Tiger Field Study - WCS- direct donation of camera traps
Jaguar Field Study - Pro Carnivoros- Brazil- direct donation of camera traps
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid Micropropagation and Reintroduction - (M. From)
A program to determine the most successful techniques for propagation of the Western Prairie Fringed orchid in the laboratory and then to reintroduce plants back to orginal habitat.
Madagascar Project - (E. Louis)
A diversity study of the national parks, special reserves, and strict reserves compared to the non-protected areas of Madagascar. The project utilizing molecular markers is a population genetics, systematics, and ecological monitoring study of the following taxa: Amphibians, Bats, Boas, Carnivores, Chameleons, Geckos, Lemurs, Orchids, Rodents (and Insectivores), Tortoises, and Turtles. An extensive project to examine genetic diversity and in part directed at applying the techniques and information from molecular genetics to the decisions to be made in country in the conservation of these species.
South African Centre for Conservation and Research -
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium maintains a research facility at the Johannesburg Zoo. This facility at the Johannesburg Zoo is the base for a broad based collaborative program active since 1994 involving diverse species and projects. These projects include assisted reproduction studies with lions, cheetahs and other species as well as improved disease management studies intended to reduce the impact of disease on the conservation of wildlife. These projects involve a number of South African collaborators. Examples of some projects are described below. (N. Loskutoff).
Disease management in Cape buffalo through assisted reproduction - (N. Loskutoff, D. Armstrong and M. Hofmyer)
This field project in Kruger National Park in South Africa focuses on testing various technique to remove bacteria and viruses from semen as part of a conservation genome resource banking program for free ranging Cape Buffalo. In situ component.
In-vitro embryo production and cryopreservation in African Lions - (N. Loskutoff)
A collaboration between Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Wag 'n Bietje Private Nature Reserve and the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa to develop assisted reproduction techniques for the conservation of African lions.
Cryobanking semen from African Elephants for use in artificial insemination programs - (D. Schmitt, M. Hofmyer and N. Loskutoff)
Elimination of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus and Brucella abortus from the semen of infected African Buffalo - (L. Schwalbach and N. Loskutoff)
Monitoring ovarian activity via fecal hormone enzyme immunoassay and sperm cryopreservation in the African Lion (Panthera leo) - (H. Stander, N. Loskutoff, et.al)