The EAZA population of Grevy’s zebra already has the characteristics of an insurance population and this will be maintained.
The EAZA population is used for testing/developing (non-invasive) methods for e.g. stress and reproductive related research that can be used in the field or in zoos. It can also provide samples towards evolutionary research of the species or equids in general.
• Capacity building
Conservation training is provided to Kenyans in range through Grevy’s zebra Trust, Marwell Wildlife and Northern Rangelands Trust
Expertise on small population management for in range management is provided when relevant and requested.
Funds are raised through the programme for conservation action, incl. research and monitoring, of in situ population in Kenya through Marwell Wildlife.
Within the EAZA community and visitors there is a lack of awareness about how different zebra species are in their needs, behaviour, and social structure. The programme (together with the TAG) will work on materials to highlight this.
This work is supported by the European Union LIFE NGO funding programme. The European Union is not responsible for the views displayed in publications and/or in conjunction with the activities for which the grant is used.