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Chapter 23 - Ex Situ Conservation of Bears: Roles, Status, and Management

from Part IV - Conservation and ManagementConservation and Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 November 2020

Vincenzo Penteriani
Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC)
Mario Melletti
WPSG (Wild Pig Specialist Group) IUCN SSC
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This chapter presents an overview of ursids in captive facilities. Examples of how bear populations in zoos and rescue centres (i.e. ex situ) can support wild bear (i.e. in situ) conservation now and in the future are provided, and the potential for reintroduction of captive bears is also discussed.

Bears of the World
Ecology, Conservation and Management
, pp. 338 - 348
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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