“…as far as possible and as appropriate, and predominantly for the purpose of complementing in-situ measures: (a) Adopt measures for the ex-situ conservation of components of biological diversity, preferably in the country of origin of such components; (b) Establish and maintain facilities for ex-situ conservation of and research on plants, animals and micro- organisms, preferably in the country of origin of genetic resources; (c) Adopt measures for the recovery and rehabilitation of threatened species and for their reintroduction into their natural habitats under appropriate conditions; (d) Regulate and manage collection of biological resources from natural habitats for ex-situ conservation purposes so as not to threaten ecosystems and in-situ populations of species, except where special temporary ex-situ measures are required…”.
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Short Biography of Author
|Anna Loy is Associate Professor of Zoology at the Department of Biosciences and Territory at the University of Molise since 2007, where she teaches zoology for undergraduate students and zoology and ecology of vertebrates for the master’s degree. She is also president of the Italian Mammal Society (www.mammiferi.org) since 2018, and co-chair of the IUCN Otter Specialist Group (https://www.otterspecialistgroup.org/osg-newsite/) since 2019. She received her academic training in Biological Science (laurea cum laude, 1981) and earned her PhD (1992) in evolutionary ecology at the University of Rome “Sapienza” in Italy. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers (Scopus h-index 20) mainly focused on the biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation of European mammals. She is co-editor, with Paolo Ciucci, of the “Carnivore” volume of the Handbook of European Mammals (Zachos and Hacklander Eds.) by Springer. Her research interests include the biology, ecology, and conservation of vertebrates, mainly using niche and species distribution modelling, geometric morphometrics, as well as genetic and genomic approaches.|
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