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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/301905
Title:
Bring the captive closer to the wild: redefining the role of ex situ conservation
Authors:
Pritchard, Diana J.; Fa, John E.; Oldfield, Sara; Harrop, Stuart R.
Abstract:
In situ conservation is central to contemporary global biodiversity protection and is the predominant emphasis of international regulation and funding strategies. Ex situ approaches, in contrast, have been relegated to a subsidiary role and their direct contributions to conservation have been limited. We draw on a variety of sources to make the case for an enhanced role for ex situ conservation. We note the advances occurring within institutions specializing in ex situ conservation and stress that, although much remains to be done, many constraints are being addressed. We argue that the evidence of increasing extinction rates, exacerbated by climate change, challenges the wisdom of a heavy dependence on in situ strategies and necessitates increased development of ex situ approaches. A number of different techniques that enable species and their habitats to survive should now be explored. These could build on the experience of management systems that have already demonstrated the effective integration of in situ and ex situ techniques and hybrid approaches.
Affiliation:
University of Sussex; Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust; Imperial College London; Botanical Gardens Conservation International; University of Kent
Citation:
Pritchard, D.J., Fa, J., Oldfield, S. & Harrop, S.R. (2011) 'Bring the captive closer to the wild: redefining the role of ex situ conservation', Oryx, 46(1),pp.18-23
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Journal:
Oryx
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/301905
DOI:
10.1017/S0030605310001766
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0030605310001766
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0030-6053; 1365-3008
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Monitoring Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Diana J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFa, John E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOldfield, Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrop, Stuart R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-19T12:32:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-19T12:32:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationPritchard, D.J., Fa, J., Oldfield, S. & Harrop, S.R. (2011) 'Bring the captive closer to the wild: redefining the role of ex situ conservation', Oryx, 46(1),pp.18-23en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0030-6053-
dc.identifier.issn1365-3008-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0030605310001766-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/301905-
dc.description.abstractIn situ conservation is central to contemporary global biodiversity protection and is the predominant emphasis of international regulation and funding strategies. Ex situ approaches, in contrast, have been relegated to a subsidiary role and their direct contributions to conservation have been limited. We draw on a variety of sources to make the case for an enhanced role for ex situ conservation. We note the advances occurring within institutions specializing in ex situ conservation and stress that, although much remains to be done, many constraints are being addressed. We argue that the evidence of increasing extinction rates, exacerbated by climate change, challenges the wisdom of a heavy dependence on in situ strategies and necessitates increased development of ex situ approaches. A number of different techniques that enable species and their habitats to survive should now be explored. These could build on the experience of management systems that have already demonstrated the effective integration of in situ and ex situ techniques and hybrid approaches.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0030605310001766en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Oryxen_GB
dc.subjectbotanical gardensen_GB
dc.subjectcaptive breedingen_GB
dc.subjectclimate changeen_GB
dc.subjectex situen_GB
dc.subjectin situen_GB
dc.subjectzoosen_GB
dc.titleBring the captive closer to the wild: redefining the role of ex situ conservationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sussexen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDurrell Wildlife Conservation Trusten_GB
dc.contributor.departmentImperial College Londonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBotanical Gardens Conservation Internationalen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Kenten_GB
dc.identifier.journalOryxen_GB
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