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Research Theme: Mitigation of key threatening processes
Effective conservation is underpinned by knowledge and management of the ecological and human-induced processes that influence the status of threatened species.
Many of Zoos Victoria’s conservation programs depend upon integrated management of ex-situ efforts (i.e. captive breeding) and in-situ management of threatening processes (e.g. invasive species, wildlife disease, forestry management, hunting or fire).
We are committed to engaging with external partners and organisations in research that is relevant to both our national and our international conservation programs. This includes the restoration of native habitat and ecosystems within our properties (e.g. Coranderrk Bushland Reserve and Werribee River Corridor), as well as research on priority Fighting Extinction species, and on human-animal conflict as a threatening process in Africa.