Reintroduction programmes: genetic trade‐offs for populations

  title={Reintroduction programmes: genetic trade‐offs for populations},
  author={Joanne M. Earnhardt},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  • J. Earnhardt
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Animal Conservation
Reintroductions of captive‐managed animals are a vital tool for the conservation of populations and species extinct in the wild. Because genetic diversity may impact population persistence, the genetic composition of reintroduced and captive populations is critical. For captive‐managed species with known pedigrees, individual animals can be selected to create reintroduced populations with specific genetic compositions. Five genetic and demographic strategies for selecting animals were tested on… 

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