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Top Ten Species Most Reliant on Zoos

The 'Top Ten' campaign focuses on highlighting the top ten members of a certain taxa which are most reliant on our member zoos and aquariums. This can be in terms of preserving species and their genetic diversity, providing funding for developing conservation programmes and training and employing experts. 

Previous reports can be accessed here:
2012 - Mixed taxa
2013 - Mammals
2014 - Reptiles & Amphibians (view the gallery of photos here)
2015 - Birds 
(view the gallery of photos here)
2016 - Native species




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