International Zoo Yearbook

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Edited By: F.A. Fisken (Managing Editor) with Editors: D. Field, C. Lees, K. Leus, R. E. Miller, K. Pullen and A. Rübel

Online ISSN: 1748-1090

Associated Title(s): Animal Conservation, Journal of Zoology

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Volume 44 Bears and CanidsRead the fully digitized backfiles from the Zoological Society of London. View seminal works from early explorers and zoologists and follow developments through to modern day zoological science. Notable contributors include Huxley, Owen, Wallace, Gray, Johnston, Blyth, Bell and Tickell. The Proceedings and Transactions also include colour plates from wildlife artists John Gould, Joseph Wolf and Edward Lear.

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 1830 - 1965

Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: 1833 - 1984

Journal of Zoology: 1965, Vol 146 issue 1 to date

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International Zoo YearbookIZY Editorial Board Member's Article of Choice - commentary available!

Read the Editorial Board Member's commentary on inspirational papers from Volume 24/25 of the International Zoo Yearbook: by Lena M. Lindén (CEO Nordens Ark, Sweden) on the articles 'Studbooks: the basis of breeding programmes' by Angela Glatston, ‘The reintroduction of the Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx into Oman’ by Mark Stanley Price and ‘The practical difficulties and financial implications of endangered species breeding programmes’ by Bill Conway.

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Golden Asiatic Cat. Photo credit: Karen Stout;FlickrThe International Zoo Yearbook article 'Husbandry and breeding of the Asiatic golden cat Catopuma temminckii at Melbourne Zoo' has been featured by Scientific American online.

The Asiatic golden cat Catopuma temminckii is rarely maintained in captivity and only moderate breeding success has occurred.

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IZYEditor's Article of Choice

Read the Editor's commentary on a key paper from the International Zoo Yearbook: by Miranda F. Stevenson (Executive Director, BIAZA) on the article 'Zoos and Conservation Symposium' by Caroline Jarvis, with reference to ‘Studbooks for rare species of wild animals in captivity’, and ‘Activity rhythms in the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca: an example of the use of checksheets for recording behaviour data in zoos’ by Devra Kleiman.

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The International Zoo Yearbook article 'Enriching the lives of bears in Zoos' has been featured by National Geographic online.

Enriching the lives of Bears in ZoosBears have a long history in captivity and, in recent times, various enrichment techniques have been developed to stimulate the complex behavioural repertoire of these species. Enrichment strategies, where possible, should allow for an expression of natural behaviours observed in the wild.

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Volume 48: Avian Challenges

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Volume 48: Avian Challenges

Guest Editor: Michael Macek, Curator of Birds, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA; Director of the Center for Conservation, Punta San Juan, Peru; Director of the Center for Conservation of the Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus, Chiapas, Mexico

The IUCN currently identifies some 13% (1200) of evaluated species of birds as being threatened with global extinction. Conservation breeding and reintroduction are the most frequently cited conservation actions contributed by zoos. These actions have been identified as critical in preventing the extinction of six species that would have most likely gone extinct if not for zoos. The California condor Gymnogyps californianus represents one of these species. As a result of conservation breeding, numbers have climbed from 27 captive birds in 1987 to just less than 400 today, half of which call the wild home. This breeding and release effort has resulted in the change of the California condor’s IUCN Red List status. Once listed as Extinct in the Wild the California condor is now listed as Critically Endangered. The re-establishment of any species into the wild is cause for celebration...Read More

Read the following free articles from the latest volume (2014) of International Zoo Yearbook:

Introduction to Avian Challenges
Michael Macek

Conservation breeding and avian diversity: changes and challenges
N.J. Collar and S. H. M. Butchart

The recovery programme for the Regent honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia: an example of conservation collaboration in Australia
S. C. Liu, J. Gillespie, N. Atchison and P. Andrew

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