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Assessing the global zoo response to the amphibian crisis through 20-year trends in captive collections

Dawson, Jeff, Patel, Freisha, Griffiths, Richard A., Young, Richard P. (2015) Assessing the global zoo response to the amphibian crisis through 20-year trends in captive collections. Conservation Biology, 30 (1). pp. 82-91. ISSN 0888-8892. E-ISSN 1523-1739. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12563) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54240)

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Abstract

Global amphibian declines are one of the biggest challenges currently facing the conservation

Species Information System zoo network, we examined trends in global zoo amphibian holdings across

before and after the 2004 Global Amphibian Assessment to assess whether any changes occurred and whether

their proportional representation in global zoo holdings increased and this rate of increase was significantly

proportions of Oceanian GTS held increased the most since 2004. South American and Asian GTS had the

of GTS, and this proportion did not increase after 2004. Since 1994, the number of species held in viable

zoos held 6.2% of globally threatened amphibians, a much smaller figure than for other vertebrate groups and

Although the increased effort zoos have put into amphibian conservation over the past 20 years is encouraging,

in countries that hold them and tracking existing conservation efforts if the evidence-based approach to

amphibian conservation planning at a global level is to be further developed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cobi.12563
Uncontrolled keywords: captive breeding; ex situ conservation; IUCN Red List; threatened species
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Richard Griffiths
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 11:33 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54240 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Griffiths, Richard A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5533-1013
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