DOUBLE JEOPARDY SPECIES
AT RISK IN THE WILD
The risk of extinction isn't evenly spread throughout the animal kingdom. Factors increasing the risk of extinction include being large, being wide ranging and potentially dangerous. Humans are hungry for space and largely intolerant of competition and risk from wildlife. Against a backdrop of a rapidly changing climate, protection in the wild provides no guarantee of surviving extinction. With just 2% of the terrestrial mammalian biomass being represented by all wild mammal species, its not surprising that one million species are currently at risk of extinction .
AT RISK IN CAPTIVITY
Over half of the world's species conservation successes have involved captive breeding. Tragically, some of the factors that increase the risk of extinction in the wild also increase the risk of suffering in captivity; no more so than for large, wide range mammals. These double jeopardy species pose an ethical dilemma for conservationists; Care for the Rare's principle focus is solving this challenge and working to ensure an ethical future for such species.
DEVELOPING INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Care for the Rare specialise in the interface between animal welfare and conservation; we believe the conservation of species starts with safeguarding the welfare of individual animals in the wild and where appropriate, in captivity. We are particularly passionate about devising long term ethical solutions for double jeopardy species who are exposed to existential threats in the wild and welfare challenges in captivity. Solving these challenges requires evidence based, out of the box solutions - this is our speciality.