Captive Breeding

Captive breeding is the process of breeding animals in human controlled environments with restricted settings, such as wildlife reserves, zoos and other conservation facilities; sometimes the process is construed to include release of individual organisms to the wild, when there is sufficient natural habitat to support new individuals or when the threat to the species in the wild is lessened. Captive breeding programs facilitate biodiversity and may save species from extinction. However, such programs may also reduce genetic diversity and species fitness.

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Captive Breeding - Recent Advances
... It is suggested that captive breeding programs that place emphasis on selectively breeding those organisms that carry the disease resistant gene, can help in reintroducing endangered species with a better ... There have also been recent advances in captive breeding programs with the use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology ... stem cells could be used to be converted into germ cells in captive breeding programs to help diversify the gene pools of threatened species ...
Cyclura - Conservation Status - Recovery Programs
... Their first project was a captive breeding program for the Grand Cayman iguana, which at the time was the most critically endangered of all the species of Cyclura ... This includes collaborative work on establishing baseline biological values in captive and wild iguanas, and scientific investigation, conservation efforts, field ... to determine vitamin D status of captive West Indian iguanas at the Zoo before and after exposure to sunlight ...
British Columbia Wildlife Park - Conservation and Education Projects - Burrowing Owl Captive Breeding Program
... Wildlife Park has the largest Burrowing Owl Breeding Facility in North America ... in 1990, with the construction of its first breeding facility ... The main goal of the Breeding Program is to achieve a self-supporting Burrowing Owl population in BC's grasslands through population increase, habitat improvement, and public education ...
Golden-crowned Sifaka - Human Interactions - Conservation
... Only one captive population of golden-crowned sifakas has been represented in a zoological collection ... Building on a successful record of maintaining a viable captive Verreaux's sifaka population, the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) in Durham, North Carolina, requested and obtained permission from the ... Plans were also made to establish a captive breeding program at the Ivoloina Forestry Station, now known as Parc Ivoloina ...
Austringer - Captive Breeding and Conservation
... The successful and now widespread captive breeding of birds of prey began as a response to dwindling wild populations due to persistent toxins such as PCBs and DDT, systematic persecution as undesirable predators ... The first successful captive breeding of peregrine falcons in North America occurred in the early 1970s by The Peregrine Fund, Professor and falconer Heinz Meng, and other private falconer ... Gloucestershire, was successful in obtaining young from more than 20 species of captive raptors ...

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