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, RhinosSmall Cats and Polar Bears.

Dr. Terri RothVice-President of Conservation and Science and CREW Director

Dr. Roth is known world-wide for her scientific breakthroughs that led to the birth of the first Sumatran rhinoceros produced in zoos in 112 years. Learn more

Dr. Bill SwansonDirector of Animal Research

One of the world’s leading experts on small cats, ranging from the ocelot in Brazil to the Pallas’ cats in Mongolia. Learn more

Dr. Valerie PenceDirector of Plant Research

Dr. Pence is internationally recognized as a leading expert on plant tissue culture techniques. Learn more

Dr. Monica StoopsReproductive Physiologist

Dr. Stoops is spear-heading the Indian rhinoceros research and conservation project at CREW. Learn more

Helen BatemanResearch Associate

Ms. Bateman is leading CREW’s research efforts with five otter species, including the giant river otter in Brazil. Learn more

Dr. Erin CurryReproductive Physiologist

Dr. Curry is leading CREW’s research efforts with polar bears. Learn more