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Gippoliti S. Conservation breeding programs and refined taxonomy as a political tool for biodiversity conservation: the de Beaux and Durrell legacies. JAD 2019; 1 (1) :26-33
URL: http://jad.lu.ac.ir/article-1-35-en.html
Società Italiana per la Storia della Fauna “G. Altobello”, Viale Liegi 48, 00198 Roma, Italy , spartacolobus@hotmail.com
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Over the past decades, zoos and aquaria have shifted from an emphasis on ex situ conservation of animal species to strategies that emphasize educative and fund-raising efforts to halt environmental degradation ‘in situ’. However, it is here proposed that ‘ex situ’ breeding programs have a strong educative potential and if they are coupled with a fine-grain taxonomy based on phylogenetic thinking, they can be perceived as a strong ethical message against homogenization of global biodiversity to be directed at global, national and local levels.
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Received: 2019/05/16 | Accepted: 2019/08/22 | Published: 2019/09/30

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