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Research Article

Zoos through the Lens of the IUCN Red List: A Global Metapopulation Approach to Support Conservation Breeding Programs

  • Dalia A. Conde mail,

    dalia@biology.sdu.dk

    Affiliations: Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, Centre for Research and Conservation, Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Fernando Colchero,

    Affiliations: Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark

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  • Markus Gusset,

    Affiliation: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Gland, Switzerland

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  • Paul Pearce-Kelly,

    Affiliation: Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Onnie Byers,

    Affiliation: IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Nate Flesness,

    Affiliation: International Species Information System, Eagan, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Robert K. Browne,

    Affiliation: Centre for Research and Conservation, Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Owen R. Jones

    Affiliations: Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark

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  • Published: December 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080311

About the Authors

Dalia A. Conde, Fernando Colchero, Owen R. Jones
Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
Dalia A. Conde, Owen R. Jones
Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
Dalia A. Conde, Robert K. Browne
Centre for Research and Conservation, Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Fernando Colchero
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
Markus Gusset
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Gland, Switzerland
Paul Pearce-Kelly
Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
Onnie Byers
IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States of America
Nate Flesness
International Species Information System, Eagan, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dalia@biology.sdu.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DAC FC ORJ. Analyzed the data: DAC FC. Wrote the paper: DAC FC PPK MG OB NF RKB ORJ.