Founded: 1979

Head Office: Apple Valley, MN, USA

Geographic Area of Work: Global


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IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group is a Full Partner of the ASA.

Mission: CBSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. For over 30 years, we’ve accomplished this by using scientifically sound, collaborative processes that bring together people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to catalyze positive conservation change. We provide species conservation planning expertise to governments, Specialist Groups, zoos and aquariums, and other wildlife organizations.


– developing and disseminating innovative and interdisciplinary science-based tools and methodologies,

– providing culturally sensitive and respectful facilitation that results in conservation action plans,

– promoting global partnerships and collaborations, and

– fostering contributions of the conservation breeding community to species conservation,

CBSG transforms passion for wildlife into effective conservation.

IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group is an active Alliance Partner working in the following areas:

Threatened species (nationally/globally)

Habitat conservation

Sites containing threatened species

Red listing

Captive breeding of amphibians

Species conservation strategies

Reintroduction of amphibians or threatened species