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Our Conservation Stories

We’re proud of all the work we have accomplished to date. 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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Asian elephant walking toward camera

An Elephant Feat

10,000 pounds balanced on 18 pachyderm toes. This sums up just one challenge faced by Asian elephants as they move their huge bodies, sometimes across

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lowland tapir walking in grass

To Track a Tapir

The dry forests and savannahs of the Paraguayan Chaco encompass a large swathe of South America. Like the Amazon, this area is home to a complex and diverse

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rhino in grass with acacia tree in foreground

Rhino Rescue

Kenya is home to most of the critically endangered eastern black rhinos—and the only remaining northern white rhinos. With so few left in the wild,

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