The importance of ex situ studies in preserving and monitoring of the species

Ljubej, Lea (2014) The importance of ex situ studies in preserving and monitoring of the species. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Conservation biology is one of the most important sciences of the 21st century. Both ex situ and in situ conservation programmes provide us possibility to learn more about wildlife and to conserve biodiversity. In this paper, a short review of the ex situ studies has been presented. Using examples of variety of captive animal studies, advantages and disadvantages of ex situ studies have been shown. Apart from providing recreation and public education, zoos are considered to be places where most of the ex situ studies take place. This type of study provides excellent research opportunities on the components of biological diversity and what is even more important, by captive breeding and reintroduction we can save animals which are on the edge of the extinction. Although in situ programmes are the ultimate goal of conservation, knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of many species have come from captive populations and that is the first step towards successful conservation and preserving biodiversity.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lisičić, Duje
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 12:35
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 12:35
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3321

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