Captive Conservation and the Role of the AZA Prosimian Advisory Group

  • Ingrid Porton


The reduction of wildlife populations all over the world is perhaps most dramatically illustrated by the number of tropical forest species that are endangered. The rapid rate of deforestation in the tropics has resulted in the reduction and fragmentation of populations which directly impacts species vulnerability to extinction. As a taxonomic group found almost exclusively in the tropics, primates are particularly hard hit. At a time when we still have numerous questions concerning the biology of such species as the nocturnal prosimians, many are endangered.


Captive Population Wildlife Population Cooperative Breeding Captive Breeding Program Habitat Preservation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Porton
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  1. 1.St. Louis Zoological ParkForest Park, St. LouisUSA

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