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Developments in amphibian captive breeding and reintroduction programs

Harding, Gemma, Griffiths, Richard A., Pavajeau, Lissette (2015) Developments in amphibian captive breeding and reintroduction programs. Conservation Biology, 30 (2). pp. 340-349. ISSN 0888-8892. E-ISSN 1523-1739. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12612) (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:54241)

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Abstract

Captive breeding and reintroduction remain high profile but controversial conservation interventions.

We analyzed the contribution to conservation made by amphibian captive breeding and reintroduction

Action Plan (ACAP) in 2007. We assembled data on amphibian captive breeding and reintroduction from a

searches of Web of Science, JSTOR, and Google Scholar for relevant literature. Relative to data collected from

57% in the 7 years since release of the ACAP. However, there have been relatively few new reintroductions over

captivity as a precaution against extinctions in the wild) and conservation-related research. There has been

emphasis on threatened species. There has been a relative increase of species in programs from Central

involve zoos and aquaria with a similar proportion represented in specialist facilities run by governmental or

for such programs, the irreversibility of many current threats to amphibians may make this an impractical

enable amphibians to survive alongside current, emerging, and future threats.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cobi.12612
Uncontrolled keywords: amphibian decline; captive assurance; ex situ conservation; frog; translocation; toad
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 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54241 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Griffiths, Richard A.: https://orcid.org/http:\\orcid.org/0000-0002-5533-1013
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