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Gippoliti S, Lai M, Milana G. A roadmap to an evolutionarily significant conservation strategy for Cervus corsicanus. JAD 2020; 2 (2) :8-15
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1- Società Italiana per la Storia della Fauna “Giuseppe Altobello” Contrada Selva dell’Aquila, 1 – 86011 Baranello CB, Italy
2- Società Italiana per la Storia della Fauna “Giuseppe Altobello” Contrada Selva dell’Aquila, 1 – 86011 Baranello CB, Italy , giuliano.milana@wild-life.it
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Recent conservation history of Cervus corsicanus Erxleben, 1777 is reviewed and future prospects discussed in the framework of increasing knowledge of its evolutionary history. This unique deer is definitively not native to Sardinia and Corsica but owes its survival to a protohistoric assisted colonization by humans. Accordingly, populations in Sardinia (and Corsica) should be managed to maintain maximum genetic diversity while minimizing ecological and economic damages in an unbalanced island ecosystem that must be perceived as “ex situ” from the evolutionary history of the deer. It is increasingly important that steps are taken to reintroduce Cervus corsicanus back to the Italian Peninsula.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2020/05/18 | Accepted: 2020/06/22 | Published: 2020/07/5

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