Zoos and aquaria deliver missing information critical to sustaining biodiversity

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Period23. Apr 2019

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  • TitleZoos and aquaria deliver missing information critical to sustaining biodiversity
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUniversity of Oxford
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/04/2019
    DescriptionIn an era of always-on information, it is surprising how little we know about key biological aspects of animal species worldwide. A paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that fundamental pieces of information, such as fertility and survival rates - the building blocks of how populations persist - are missing from global data for more than 98 percent of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
    URLwww.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-04-12-zoos-and-aquaria-deliver-missing-information-critical-sustaining-biodiversity
    PersonsJohanna Stärk