International Zoo Yearbook

The International Zoo Yearbook is an international forum for the exchange of information on the role of zoos in the conservation of biodiversity, species and habitats.

Investigative and data-collection work into the biology and behaviour of wild animals is increasingly dependent on co-ordinated effort and shared results between all institutions engaged in the study and preservation of wildlife.

Latest Volume information: Volume 49 Reptile Conservation

Guest Editors: Jeff Ettling and Fabian Schmidt

Reptiles are a very diverse group with a long evolutionary history dating back 300 million years to the Pennsylvanian period. They have adapted to a wide range of habitats in environments ranging from temperate to arid. Compared to birds and mammals, reptiles often have very restricted distributions with specific microhabitat requirements; making them particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic environmental changes. As such, reptiles are a group of conservation concern. Of the 9084 described species of reptiles only 35% have been evaluated for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Volume 49

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