As noted, Fragile Planet Wildlife Center is home to 7 different species in which we are actively involved in Species Survival Plans for and have a total of 31 individual animals in which are registered with the stubooks. With that information you might be asking yourself "what is a species survival plan and a studbook?". And - we're glad you asked! This is just one of the ways in which Fragile Planet Wildlife Center participates in conservation programs on a regular basis. 

Spearheaded by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Species Survival Plan (SSP) program was developed in 1981. The mission of the SSP is to oversee the population management of select species within zoological institutions and to enhance conservation of those species in the wild, many of which are threatened or endangered. There are currently over 500 species survival plans that are managed to date. 

A studbook, and a studbook keeper (designated by the SSP), are responsible for presenting general biology and species ecology data, presenting status and distribution information about wild populations, monitor and document all zoo births, deaths, and transfer information, and assess population status, just to name a few. 


What is a
Survival Plan
and Studbook?

What species are actively involved in a Species Survival Plan program at Fragile Planet?

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    Spotted Turtle
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    Blanding's Turtle
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    Red-legged Seriema
    Least Concern
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    Southern Screamer
    Least Concern
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    Brush-tailed Bettong