Ex Situ Conservation

  • Box 16.1 Case in Point: A Comprehensive Conservation Plan Saved the Giant Panda 

Ex Situ Conservation Facilities

  • Zoos and aquariums 
  • Botanical gardens 
  • Gene banks and seed banks 

Contributions to In Situ Conservation

  • Captive-breeding programs 
  • Box 16.2 Challenges & Opportunities: Resurrection Science: Should Extinct Species Be Brought Back to Life? 
  • Box 16.3 Conservation in Practice: Measuring Inbreeding and Outbreeding 
  • Reintroduction and reinforcement 
  • Box 16.4 Success Story: Reintroduction Programs That Saved Species from Extinction 
  • Public education and engagement 

Final Thoughts on Ex Situ Conservation

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