The influence of captive breeding management on founder representation and inbreeding in the ‘Alalā, the Hawaiian crow

Abstract

The ‘Alalā (Corvus hawaiiensis), or the Hawaiian crow, was historically only found on the island of Hawai‘i, declined greatly in the twentieth century, and was last seen in the wild in 2002. A captive breeding program was initiated in the 1970s and 113 individuals were in captivity in 2014. All of the present day individuals are descended from nine founders… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-015-0788-z

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