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Creative Conservation: Interactive Management of Wild and Captive Animals


Edited By: G Mace, PJ Olney and A Feistner

552 pages, 20 photos, 50 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24077 | ISBN: 0412495708
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This book presents a full review of the biological, logistic and economic concerns that exist in all efforts to manage populations, and is based upon the Sixth World Conference on Breeding Endangered Species, held in Jersey in 1992. Contents include: Re-introduction and captive breeding; Re-introduction of specific species; and Regional approaches.

A major contribution to the debate about the interactive management of populations of animals under threat of extinction - Ethology, Ecology and Evolution; A very substantial book ... makes a detailed and irrefutable case for zoos as vital partners in the struggle to preserve the world's wildlife - N Gould; ...of great value to those who are concerned with successful programmes for conserving endangered species and care for the environment - Environmental Management and Health; This book presents a full review of the biological, logistical and economic concerns that exist in all efforts to manage populations, and is a major contribution to the debate on interactive management of populations of animals under threat of extinction...the editors have to be congratulated in producing from this conference a document, which not only contains much up-to-date, relevant and important information for anyone working in the fields of conservation and zoo biology, but which also clearly demonstrates how far we have progressed in our knowledge and understanding of the breeding of threatened species both in the wild and in captivity - Animal Welfare; ...the book would be a useful addition to most libraries and the personal libraries of those unfamiliar with the primary literature. Several papers are probably destined to become classics ... - Zoo Biology


Part one: Species extinctions, endangerment and captive breeding; The effective use of flagship species for conservation of biodiversity: Metapopulations; Species differences and population structure in population viability analysis; Molecular genetics of endangered species; Evolutionary biology, genetics and the management of endangered primate species; Reproductive technologies; The role of environmental enrichment in the captive breeding and re-introduction of endangered species; The Disease risks associated with wildlife translocation projects; Legalities and logistics of metapopulation management; re-introduction as a reason for captive breeding; re-introduction of captive born animals. Part two: criteria for re-introductions; development of co-ordinated genetic and demographic breeding programmes; conservation assessment and management plans and global action plans; invertebrate propagation and re-establishment programmes; captive breeding programmes and fish conservation; the role of captive breeding in the conservation of old- world fruit bats; Re-introduction and captive breeding of canids; the recovery of Angonoka - an integrated approach to species conservation; Is the Hawaiian goose saved from extinction?; The extinction in the wild and re-introduction of the California condor; The captive breeding and conservation programme of the Bali starling; an experimental reintroduction programme for bush-tailed pahscogales - the interface between captivity and the wild; coordinating conservation for the drill - endangered in forest and zoo; Re-introduction of black-footed ferret; threatened endemic mammals of the Phillipines - an integrated approach to the management of wild and captive populations; interface between captive an wild populations of New Zealand fauna; the potential for captive breeding programmes in Venezuela - efforts between zoos, government and non-governmental organizations; species conservation priorities in Vietnam and the potential role of zoos.

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