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RZSS CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Genetic support for conservation breeding and reintroduction

Genetic support for conservation breeding and reintroduction

Our aim is to provide genetic data to support conservation breeding and reintroduction efforts for threatened taxa.

As a member of EAZA we are committed to improving the molecular genetic management of our captive populations destined for reintroduction and have worked with a range of EEP and other conservation breeding programmes to resolve parentage and studbook issues, issues of hybridisation and founder origin. Projects have included working on tiger, scimitar-horned oryx, Pallas’s cat, sand cat, wildcat and peacock pheasant. We also specialise in the delivery of data for reintroduction management, for example in Eurasian beaver, scimitar-horned oryx and Arabian oryx.

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