The Management of Conservation Breeding Programs in Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos and aquariums have evolved from 19th century “one of everything” menageries to conservation-focused institutions. Zoos may maintain and breed animals for several reasons, namely conservation, education, and research. There are three main focuses of conservation breeding programs: ark, rescue, and supplementation (support for in situ programs). Using practical examples, this module examines conservation breeding programs and major topics that must be taken into consideration when designing and implementing these programs (e.g., conservation genetics, population management, and adaptations to captivity), as well as challenges faced by these programs (e.g., surplus populations, anti-zoo arguments).

See also:
The European Captive Population of Jaguar
Endangered Species Management

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: conservation, data analysis, genetics, management, role play

Components: 5

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Synthesis: The Management of Conservation Breeding Programs in Zoos and Aquariums

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Exercise: The Management of Conservation Breeding Programs in Zoos and Aquariums: The Rodrigues Fruit Bat

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