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Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

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The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

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(p.274) 19 The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas
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Iguanas
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Richard D. Hudson

Allison C. Alberts

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0022

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

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