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By John E. Fa

Within the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have an immense function to play in species conservation. Written via pros fascinated with in-situ conservation and recovery tasks the world over, it is a severe overview of the contribution of zoos to species conservation via proof accumulated from a variety of assets. the 1st half outlines the biodiversity context in which zoos may still function, introducing the origins and international unfold of zoos and exploring animal assortment composition. the second one half makes a speciality of the fundamental components of conserving manageable captive animal populations. It considers the implications of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the functionality of zoos in captive breeding. the ultimate half examines ways that zoos could make an important distinction to conservation now and sooner or later. Bridging the distance among natural technological know-how and utilized conservation, this is often a great source for either conservation biologists and zoo execs.

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