Keeping of species that are acutely threatened from extinction makes an important place for intense nature conservation relevant research. Research fields that are important for captive breeding, like reproduction and population biology, zoo biology, ethology etc. are examined in the same way, as research methods that are immediately useful for in-situ conservation. Telemetry-collars, methods of immobilisation and medication techniques can be made suitable under ensured conditions without endangering animals.

Ideally enclosure research of threatened and unexplored species has to occur simultaneously to corresponding outdoor studies. Additionally to the efforts of founding the carnivore conservation center IGAR already supports the ZGAP (Zooligical Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations) at in-situ studies and protection measures within the bounds of possibility (see also: