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The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

Richard D. Hudson and Allison C. Alberts

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0022
The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

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This chapter highlights the contribution of zoos in the conservation of West Indian iguanas. Zoos play a major role in facilitating genetic research, financing and operating headstart facilities, and supporting population recovery and monitoring programs. Several zoos also raise much needed funding to support conservation initiatives for West Indian iguanas.

Keywords: zoos; West Indian iguanas; genetic research; headstart facilities; population recovery; conservation initiatives

Chapter.  8361 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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