Center for Conservation Biology
“Using innovative research, education and public outreach to address human impacts on threatened and endangered species around the world.” – Dr. Sam Wasser, Director</p
Scat detection dogs work with threatened and endangered wildlife all over the world.
Tracking poached ivory
How we use DNA forensics to combat the illegal elephant ivory trade.
Effects of poaching
Long-term impacts of poaching on elephants in Tanzania.
Monitoring fisher populations
Use of scat detection dogs to monitor this elusive, threatened species.
USAID Tech Challenge
How we are using genetics to track pangolin poaching.
Impacts of agricultural expansion
Monitoring effects of wild land conversion on wide-ranging mammals of the Brazilian Cerrado.
Human population growth and consumption are placing ever-increasing demands on the environment. Monitoring these impacts requires reliable and accessible measures of wildlife abundance, distribution and physiological health, collected over large landscapes. The Center for Conservation Biology’s mission is to develop and apply such noninvasive field, lab and analytical methods to address pressing conservation problems worldwide.