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.
Beyond Captive Breeding 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, amongst 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.
"This is an excellent review of an important topic and will be of interest to most zoologists and many environmentalists."
- ASlib Book Guide, volume 57, no. 1, January 1992
"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."
- Ethology Ecology & Evolution, No. 2, Vol. 4, 1992
"the first readable, logically ordered collection of papers on mammal re-introductions"
- Lee Durrell, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Biodiversity and Conservation 1, 218 (1992)
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