Freezing breakthrough offers hope for African wild dogs

James Cook University researchers have helped develop a new way to save endangered African wild dogs. IBREAM team members have successfully developed a sperm freezing technique for the species (Lycaon pictus). The highly efficient pack hunters have disappeared from most of their original range across sub-Saharan Africa due to habitat destruction, human persecution and canine … Read more “Freezing breakthrough offers hope for African wild dogs”

Ethiopian Wolf Semen Banking Expedition 2014-2017

The Ethiopian Wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world and found only in Ethiopia. Because of different endangering factors prevailing in the wolf habitat, this animal has attracted the interests of conservation groups around the world.   Workshops and training The tangible jointly taken step by the College of Veterinary Medicine … Read more “Ethiopian Wolf Semen Banking Expedition 2014-2017”

Pygmy Hippopotamus Labwork in Florida at SEZARC

Back in April of 2014, I travelled to 12 zoos around the USA to meet their pygmy hippos and initiate sample collection for a year-long hormone study using dung samples. The last year flew by, and April 2015 came a lot faster than expected! Now it was finally time to gather all my samples and … Read more “Pygmy Hippopotamus Labwork in Florida at SEZARC”

African wild dog research update USA: May – September 2014

My 6 month long USA fieldwork ended in September 2014 and I must say, it was quite an adventure! My plane landed in the cold Chicago on the 28th of April. First item on the program was attending the African Painted Dog conference in Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, were I had the pleasure to meet numerous … Read more “African wild dog research update USA: May – September 2014”

Very sad news… One of our beloved Rhinos is no longer with us now

One of the rhinos that IBREAM monitored intensively in South Africa, Mohlaki (meaning “explorer, discoverer”) died unexpectedly. We are all very sad about this news, and hope that she didn’t’ suffer too long. It took a long time to find her carcass in the extremely rough terrain where she liked to live. The search is … Read more “Very sad news… One of our beloved Rhinos is no longer with us now”

About IBREAM

By combining conservation with cutting-edge reproductive science, IBREAM is developing tools that could mean no mammal need ever be lost to extinction... Read More

OUR CURRENT PROJECTS

The Pygmy Hippo

Pygmy Hippos are elusive, solitary forest animals, listed as Endangered by IUCN. Their habitat has been eroded to such an extent that they are now restricted to just a 5,000 km² area of West Africa and in 1994 approximately 3000 animals were estimated to exist in the wild, although this is now...

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The Ethiopian Wolf

The Ethiopian Wolf is found only in the Ethiopian highlands, mainly the Bale Mountains and the Semien Mountains. As the top predator in these areas, it plays a vital role in the local ecosystem and references to it can be found in Ethiopian literature dating back to the 13th century. But this...

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The African wild dog

Less than 2,500 adult African Wild Dogs remain on the planet and this number continues to decline. But not enough is known about the species to allow an effective program of assisted reproduction. IBREAM is researching the reproductive biology of African Wild Dogs to help prevent the species from being lost forever.

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The African White Rhinoceros

The white rhino is facing a desperately uncertain future. Demand for its horn for use in traditional medicine is increasing which means that a white rhino is a valuable kill for poachers. This exerts huge pressure on the dwindling population, which is classified as “Near Threatened” on the...

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Ethiopian Wolf Semen Banking Expedition 2014-2017

The Ethiopian Wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world and found only in Ethiopia. Because of different endangering factors prevailing in … Read more “Ethiopian Wolf Semen Banking Expedition 2014-2017”

Freezing breakthrough offers hope for African wild dogs

James Cook University researchers have helped develop a new way to save endangered African wild dogs. IBREAM team members have successfully developed a sperm freezing … Read more “Freezing breakthrough offers hope for African wild dogs”

African wild dog research update USA: May – September 2014

My 6 month long USA fieldwork ended in September 2014 and I must say, it was quite an adventure! My plane landed in the cold … Read more “African wild dog research update USA: May – September 2014”

Pygmy Hippopotamus Labwork in Florida at SEZARC

Back in April of 2014, I travelled to 12 zoos around the USA to meet their pygmy hippos and initiate sample collection for a year-long … Read more “Pygmy Hippopotamus Labwork in Florida at SEZARC”

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