This volume contains the well-known Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, with a focus on conservation biology. One important strategy for saving endangered wildlife is to take the animals into zoos that have special facilities for managing breeding and care of the young, and then, when there are sufficient numbers of captive-bred individuals, to release them back into their natural habitats. If all goes well, they will survive, reproduce, and re-establish themselves in the wild. This book draws together the work of leading practitioners in this developing area of conservation biology. They examine methods, costs, and logistics; the role of genetics and ecological considerations; and case studies of the golden lion tamarin, scimitar-horned oryx, and red wolf, among others. Beyond Captive Breeding highlights the advantages and limitations of this approach to conservation, and will undoubtedly stimulate further work to improve the success rate of mammal re-introductions.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Symposia of the Zoological Society of London Series , #62|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.92(d)|
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Table of Contents
PART I: Introduction