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A Sustainable Future for Zoos and Their Role in Wildlife Conservation

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The ever-accelerating loss of habitat and the subsequent increased rate of extinction calls for a more proactive and coordinated response from the global conservation community. The text stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary partnership approach; records how zoos have the ability to contribute to conservation; provides examples of the in situ / ex situ conservation initiatives of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust; and sets out a strategy for zoos to implement the tenet that their prime role is as conservation centers.

Keywords: conservation; partnerships; sustainability; wildlife; zoos

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Trinity, Jersey, British Channel Islands

Publication date: 2003-04-01

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