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Our Conservation Stories

Our scientists save animals—and you make it possible. Veterinarians and researchers stationed around the world have told us what they needed, and thanks to donations from people like you, we’ve been able to provide them with testing kits, medicine, tracking collars, and additional supplies and equipment.

Dr. Janine Brown

Janine Brown, Ph.D.

Janine Brown is a research physiologist and heads the endocrinology laboratory at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). Brown is devoted to increasing knowledge that will lead to better management and conservation of endangered species, both in captivity and in the wild, and coordinates one of the world’s largest and most productive endocrinology laboratories that benefits wildlife species. Her research efforts are connected to the scientific disciplines of behavior, reproductive endocrinology and stress management, primarily studying reproductive and behavioral relationships

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Brian Gratwicke with limosa harlequin frog

Brian Gratwicke, Ph.D.

Brian Gratwicke is a conservation biologist and leads the amphibian conservation programs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Gratwicke’s focus has been on building capacity

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Julias lemonade stand

Julia’s Lemonade Stand

Julia was so inspired by the species-saving work of Conservation Nation that she started a lemonade stand to fundraise for Conservation Nation. Just by asking

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giraffe with tracker on ossicone

Tracking Giraffes in Kenya

You would think the world’s tallest land mammal would be easy to study, but very little is known about Kenya’s reticulated giraffe population. Scientists believe

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