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New challenges for wildlife conservation

A new book „Problematic Wildlife II – new conservation and management challenges in the human-wildlife interactions“ was published by Springer International Publishing. The book was co-authored by Jan Robovský from the Department of Zoology, FSci USB. It includes chapter:

Robovský, J., Melichar, L., & Gippoliti, S. (2020). Zoos and conservation in the Anthropocene: opportunities and problems. Pp. 451-484.

This chapter presents a review of the activities of modern zoos and describes the challenges zoos are facing. The authors lean towards the concept of zoos as institutions focused on conservation of biodiversity, employing rational management, making use of some natural processes. In this respect, many zoos have capacity for significant improvement.

 

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