Read about the purpose, goals and activities of the ex-situ conservation that Woburn Safari Park is involved in, as part of the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) and the European Stud Book (ESB).
Woburn Safari Park staff sit on a number of EEP species committees including the Eastern mountain bongo, Humboldt Penguin, Scimitar-horned oryx, Addax and Somali wild ass.
The Humboldt penguin is a warm climate bird originating from Peru and is classed as vulnerable due to increased risks from farming and over fishing in it's natural habitat.
The Eastern Mountain bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) is a critically endangered antelope that is found only in Kenya. It is estimated that there are less than 100 individuals left in the wild within four isolated and fragmented populations.
The Scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) is a large semi-desert antelope which formally ranged across North Africa in arid and Saharan areas. This species has suffered a catastrophic decline in the last two decades due to hunting, drought, habitat loss and civil war.