Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database

A Global Conservation Resource

Reintroduction is a powerful conservation tool for the restoration of endangered species. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the zoo has developed a database on avian reintroduction and translocation programs that can help guide the design of future reintroductions, characterize past reintroduction practices and compare and contrast procedures across programs.

For reintroduction theory and practice to progress, it’s essential the design of future reintroductions be based on rigorous review of methods, results and lessons from the past. The Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database contains data that can be used by scientists, scholars and interested members of the public to better understand past avian reintroduction projects.


Lisa Faust, Ph.D., is Lincoln Park Zoo's vice president of conservation and science  

Lisa Faust, Ph.D.
Vice President of Conservation and Science






Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database
This comprehensive conservation resource holds data from more than 2,000 releases at nearly 800 sites throughout the globe.


First International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference
210 scientists from 31 countries gathered at Lincoln Park Zoo to discuss the science of species reintroductions.



New Avian Database to Help in Bird Species Survival
National Geographic News highlighted how the Avian Reintroduction and Translocation Database would serve as a vital conservation tool.