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 chance ... There have also been recent advances in captive breeding programs with the use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology ... could be used to be converted into germ cells in captive breeding programs to help diversify the gene pools of threatened species ...
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 ... Plans were also made to establish a captive breeding program at the Ivoloina Forestry Station, now known as Parc Ivoloina ...
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 ... on establishing baseline biological values in captive and wild iguanas, and scientific investigation, conservation efforts, field research and captive breeding programs ... to determine vitamin D status of captive West Indian iguanas at the Zoo before and after exposure to sunlight ...
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 ... The first successful captive breeding of peregrine falcons in North America occurred in the early 1970s by The Peregrine Fund, Professor and falconer Heinz ... was successful in obtaining young from more than 20 species of captive raptors ...

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