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Species Survival Center
The mission of Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species and Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center is to safeguard endangered animals for future generations through innovative scientific programs that accelerate reproduction and preserve the earth’s genetic heritage.
Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, which opened in 1996, is a facility of Audubon Nature Institute. It is an ambitious and innovative initiative in species conservation. Located on New Orleans’ West Bank on the 1,200-acre grounds of the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, the Research Center is a 36,000 square-foot facility designed to house scientists whose research programs include studies in reproductive physiology, endocrinology, genetics, embryo transfer, and the expansion of a “frozen zoo” to ensure the future of endangered species through the banking of genetic materials.