in situ conservation


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in situ conservation

A term defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity (1993) as the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings and, in the case of domesticated or cultivated species, in the surroundings where they have developed their distinctive properties.
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There is consensus that in situ conservation is the method of choice for the smallholder farmers [91].
WWF-Pakistan's in situ conservation work in the VSZ continues alongside the captive breeding programme.
Project Description : The objective of the proposed project is to ensure that foreign producers of the Quebrada de Humahuaca in Argentina adopt better conservation and management techniques in their establishments, based on traditional production practices that contribute to in situ conservation of Andean crops those varieties that have global significance and wild relatives.
From an economic standpoint, this study supported that: (1) larger collections conserve greater genetic diversity; (2) as collection size increases, genetic capture increases at a diminishing rate, and (3) there is a point at which increased investment in a collection (as reflected by more plants maintained) does not appreciably increase the in situ conservation value of the collection (Namoff et al.
Among the 41 papers-become-articles are discussions of an analytical methodology for studying the corrosion of ferrous archaeological remains in soils, the in situ preservation and monitoring of the James Matthews shipwreck site, issues of in situ conservation at Jinsha in the People's Republic of China, the results of cultural management of the Croatian Archaeological Heritage with special considerations for cost effectiveness in the case of Roman lovia, and a survey of visitors to colonial archaeological sites conserved in situ in Australia and New Zealand.
In in situ conservation, the maintenance is made in their natural habitat, but in ex situ conservation, the germplasms is collected in proper form and preserved in the chambers (centers, institutes, gene banks, seed banks, etc.
Although in the instance of the Jane Ash Poitras work, conservation treatment was not performed publicly, the ROM is no stranger to in situ conservation treatments.
The program is part of a regional in situ conservation initiative that aims to conserve Andean root and tuber diversity in the social, cultural, and biophysical contexts in which it was domesticated and has been maintained by farmers for millennia.
Key words: In situ conservation, germoplasm, local varieties, Zea mays
In contrast, in situ conservation allows evolutionary processes to continue by preserving varieties in farmers' fields, under farmer management.
The problems detected for the in situ conservation of the maned wolf were listed in a table and scored in order of urgency, impact, and temporal reach.
The actions promote in situ conservation of species and ecological communities to facilitate their natural adaptation, rather than the use of high-cost interventions such as translocation and captive breeding.