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Unformatted text preview: Zoos are the main source of education about threatened and endangered species, and wildlife conservation in general for the mass public. They have the advantage of still being entertainment institutions which draw in the public and gives them the opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation that they might not otherwise have. The modern role of zoos is to be successful institutions for wildlife conservation. The conservation practices that most zoos follow now fall into two categories, ex situ conservation and in situ conservation. Ex situ conservation is the process of protecting endangered species outside of their natural habitat, as in the case with zoos and includes captive breeding processes in zoos. In situ conservation is the process of protecting endangered species within their natural habitat, and includes zoo reintroduction and habitat protection programs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course NRM 4305 taught by Professor Wallace during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.
- Spring '10