IUCN Species Survival Commission - Guidelines on the Use of Ex Situ Management for Species Conservation

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
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The aim of these guidelines is to provide practical guidance on evaluating the suitability and requirements of an ex situ component for achieving species conservation objectives.

They should not be misconstrued as promoting ex situ management over any other form of conservation action, and specific elements should not be selected in isolation to justify ex situ management for conservation. Indeed they are intended to ensure that proposals for any such activities are rigorously designed and scrutinised, whatever the taxon or scale of operation. Accordingly, the need for risk assessment and sound decision making processes in all ex situ management for conservation is emphasised, but with the level of effort in proportion to the scale, risk and uncertainties around any such activity.