Brevard Zoo Conservation Report 2016 | Page 7

Back in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Brevard Nature Alliance approached us for assistance in translocating Florida scrub-jays, we drew upon our animal care experience to improve their existing techniques. By recognizing the importance of keeping scrub-jay families intact, we made a breakthrough that continues to benefit imperiled populations of this uniquely Floridian bird. Since then, we have focused on utilizing our resources and knowledge to partner with researchers and other agencies working to conserve wildlife, both locally and around the world. monitoring populations understanding behavior studying environments educating restoring environments improving health 6