BIOL 410, Conservation Biology
Biology | Environmental Education | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Natural Resource Economics | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
The effectiveness of conservation programs was researched, specifically within zoos, and their attempts to repopulate areas with captive-born individuals of endangered species. There are major biological and economic concerns with these programs focused on, including potential genetic adaptation to captivity, effects of inbreeding, and if this is a truly worthwhile use of funds to restore a species. Looking at the black-footed ferret, the whooping crane, and other supposed successful captive-breeding programs, it is explored whether reintroduced individuals thrive in their new habitats sufficiently enough to contribute to the restoration of the species, and more broadly, their ecosystems.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Sliwa, Nicolette and Sieve, Aaron. "Ex-Situ Conservation Programs: Worthwhile?" (2016). Biology: Student Scholarship & Creative Works.
Additional Files:Captive Breeding Programs Slides.pdf (967 kB)
Captive Breeding Program Slides
TedTalkSieveSliwa.pdf (121 kB)
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