Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

 

 

 

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are here: Home / PDFs on demand / Bibliographical References of PDFs on demand / Principles of genetic conservation to wildlife management in Southern Africa: Review

J. Greig (1979)

Principles of genetic conservation to wildlife management in Southern Africa: Review

South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access, 9(3-4):57-78.

This paper is an expanded version of the paper presented at the Second International Symposium on African Wildlife, Research and Management, held on 7 July 1977 at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. The conservation of genetic variability has, until recently, played an insignificant role in most wildlife management policies, except perhaps where endangered plants or animals are involved. Even then, it was motivated by sentiment and by the traditional fear that loss of variability or heterozygosity (LOH) may lead, through inbreeding depression, to extinction. Evidence is put forward that the conservation of genetic variation should be the prime consideration in the implementation of a nature conservation policy, for ecological, taxonomic and aesthetic reasons. This is best achieved by conserving the genetic integrity of population units somewhere between the hierarchical levels of deme and subspecies without unnecessary genetic admixture. It is suggested that the unthinking mixing of subspecies or ecotypes by 'conservation oriented' translocations is both biologically indefensible and ecologically harmful. The survival of life in a changing world depends upon evolution which in turn is completely dependent upon the existence of a full spectrum of genetic variation.

Year

1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884
1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894
1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924

1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934
1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

 
e-ressources

 

PDFs on demand
 

 

 

RBINS private PDFs