As space for nature disappears, the need for captive management strategies targeting critically endangered species grows. RSCF's facility in South Florida operates like a living laboratory, allowing the development of reproductive, husbandry, management and long-term conservation programs linking captive breeding with in situ conservation efforts. These techniques ensure species on the brink of extinction have a chance to recover, while at the same time we continue our efforts to protect and preserve their habitats in the wild.


Current on-site species management programs include: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus); Red-browed Amazon Parrot (Amazona rhodocorytha); Vinaceous Amazon Parrot (Amazona vinacea); Mountain Bongo Antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci); Golden-lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia); Golden-headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas); Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea).

Captive Breeding - A Hedge Against Extinction

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