20. Captive breeding for endangered species

20. Captive breeding for endangered species - CAPTIVE...

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CAPTIVE BREEDING FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES
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STAGES IN THE RECOVERY OF THREATENED SPECIES
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THE ―LAST RESORT?‖ • “For nearly 3,000 taxa of birds and mammals, conservation breeding may be the only way to avoid extinction” - Torbjörn Eberhard (1995) Captive breeding is the technique of choice when in situ management seems to be challenging or impossible Orphan species Imminent extinction Severe demographic or genetic problems than can more easily managed in captivity — ―Insurance‖ against loss of small wild population
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WHAT’S THE GOAL? Captive self-sustaining population capable of: maintaining the species securely for a defined period of time in captivity producing enough individuals to permit augmentation of declining wild populations and reintroduction back into areas of extirpation
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WHO’S RESPONSIBLE? Captive breeding has provided a new focus for zoos and botanical gardens since the 1970s Most captive breeding is done by non- governmental organizations, many dedicated primarily to the breeding of certain species Coordination of activities is important
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IUCN’s Captive Breeding Specialist Groups and American Zoo and Aquarium Association - Prepare ―Species Survival Plans‖ for hundreds of endangered species with captive breeding programs -Emphasizes the role of captive breeding in overall recovery planning for species ISIS (International Species Inventory System) -Maintains database on captive populations -Coordinates demographic and genetic management >700 institutions, >8000 species COORDINATION OF CONSERVATION BREEDING
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WHICH SPECIES? Because captive
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