Zoos through the lens of the IUCN Red List: a global metapopulation approach to support conservation breeding programs.

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Dalia A Conde ; Fernando Colchero ; Markus Gusset ; Paul Pearce-Kelly ; Onnie Byers ; Nate Flesness ; Robert K Browne ; Owen R Jones
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 12 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080311, pmc: PMC3859473
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine

Given current extinction trends, the number of species requiring conservation breeding programs (CBPs) is likely to increase dramatically. To inform CBP policies for threatened terrestrial vertebrates, we evaluated the number and representation of threatened vertebrate ... View more
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