Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Amphibians: suitable candidates for breeding-release programmes

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Mallorcan midwife toad
  • Puerto Rican crested toad
  • reintroduction
  • conservation
  • habitat disturbance
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Batraciens_v2b_00351
Auteur(s)
  • Quentin M. C. Bloxam 1
  • Simon J. Tonge 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Les Augrès Manor, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP, Channel Islands, British Isles
  • 2) London Zoo, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY, London, UK
Résumé

Zoological parks are playing an increasingly important role in the management of threatened species through education, the maintenance of captive gene banks and the reintroduction of captive-bred animals into the wild. This paper discusses the suitability of amphibian species for reintroduction. The important features of amphibians for these programmes are highlighted, i.e., their high fecundity to allow rapid build-up of captive populations coupled with few behavioural problems with captive-bred animals, as well as the low cost of maintenance. The potential problems of inbreeding, poor retention of innate behavioural repertoires after multiple generation captive breeding, and the introduction of alien pathogens into wild populations are considered. Release programmes for two species, the Mallorcan midwife toad Alytes muletensis and the Puerto Rican crested toad Peltophryne lemur, are reviewed.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ethologie animale
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biodiversity conservation
Identifiant ISTEX
A5F4A773C1B4A4DC934C142D85D9DE2608F7CF47
Revue

Biodiversity & Conservation

Année de publication
1995
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.159
Sous-corpus
  • Batraciens
Type de publication
Journal
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