AAAS 2013 – The Untapped Potential of Zoos in Conservation Science

February 16, 2013

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Dr. John Fraser will be presenting “The Untapped Potential of Zoos in Conservation Science” at the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentation will focus on an integrated approach to zoo species selection based on the conservation priority of serving the needs of biodiversity through primary species preservation research. The presentation will summarize the research undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society in development of their Global Species Strategy in 2007-2008. Dr. Fraser will explore the implications of a new framework for moral discourses about the role of zoos in a more sustainable society.