Genetic support for conservation breeding and reintroduction
Our aim is to provide genetic data to support conservation breeding and reintroduction efforts for threatened taxa.
As a member of EAZA we are committed to improving the molecular genetic management of our captive populations destined for reintroduction and have worked with a range of EEP and other conservation breeding programmes to resolve parentage and studbook issues, issues of hybridisation and founder origin. Projects have included working on tiger, scimitar-horned oryx, Pallas’s cat, sand cat, wildcat and peacock pheasant. We also specialise in the delivery of data for reintroduction management, for example in Eurasian beaver, scimitar-horned oryx and Arabian oryx.