The Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) was the first of its kind, state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction.
CREW's world renowned scientists form critical partnerships with other leading conservationists and governmental and non-governmental organizations in working towards CREW’s mission. Through advanced animal research and plant research CREW is leading the way to secure a positive future for endangered species. CREW employs a multi-pronged approach that includes research, propagation, in situ protection, education and public engagement to save targeted plants and animals.
CREW's strategy has been to focus on key strengths, unique expertise and staff leadership in the development of Signature Conservation Projects. Signature Conservation Projects ensure funds are used most effectively for conserving wildlife. CREW’s Signature Projects, for which it is internationally recognized, include: Exceptional Plants, Rhinos and Small Cats.