Amphibians and conservation breeding programmes: do all threatened amphibians belong on the ark?

  title={Amphibians and conservation breeding programmes: do all threatened amphibians belong on the ark?},
  author={B. Tapley and K. Bradfield and C. Michaels and Mike Bungard},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  • B. Tapley, K. Bradfield, +1 author Mike Bungard
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Amphibians are facing an extinction crisis, and conservation breeding programmes are a tool used to prevent imminent species extinctions. Compared to mammals and birds, amphibians are considered ideal candidates for these programmes due to their small body size and low space requirements, high fecundity, applicability of reproductive technologies, short generation time, lack of parental care, hard wired behaviour, low maintenance requirements, relative cost effectiveness of such programmes, the… CONTINUE READING
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