CBB Seminar: Contribution of Zoos to Wildlife Reintroductions in Australasia Event as iCalendar

03 April 2014

18 - 18pm

Venue: Tāmaki Innovation Campus, University of Auckland, Blg 722, Rm 201

Host: Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity

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Richard Jakob-Hoff
Auckland Zoo
 

Using examples drawn primarily from the work of Auckland Zoo and the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group’s Australasia network (CBSG-A), this talk will demonstrate how the specialist skills associated with small population management in zoos have direct application to the management of threatened species in the wild. A ‘One Plan’ approach is now being applied to the management of a number of species. This approach considers all populations of the species (inside and outside their natural range and under all conditions of management); engages all responsible parties, pools all available resources and is applied from the start of the conservation planning process. In Australasia this integrated approach is being applied to an increasing number of threatened species including the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli).
 

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