Learning From Captivity: Zoos Offer Insights on Conservation

Zoos have been instrumental in helping researchers develop management techniques and conservation strategies for threatened species around the world. However, raising wild populations in isolation remains a difficult task and the most effective conservation strategies tend to integrate approaches developed in zoos with those pioneered in the wild, according to Kent Redford and colleagues.

Read more about this research from the 30 November issue of Science here.

[Image courtesy of Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo; click the image for more information.]

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