Zoo Conservation Biology (BOK)

John E. Fa, Stephan M. Funk, Donnamarie O'Connell

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In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Donnamarie O'Connell, John E. Fa, Stephan M. Funk
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521827638
Antall sider 348 Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 2cm
Vekt 920 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Conservation of the environment, Zoology & animal sciences