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《Chinese Journal of Zoology》 2003-02
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Status of the Chinese Milu Population

YANG Rong-Sheng ZHANG Lin-Yuan TANG Bao-Tian ZHONG Zhen-Yu(Beijing Milu Ecological Research Centre, Beijing 100076,China)  
The wild population of Milu disappeared from its former range several centuries ago. Therefore the establishment and development of a captive population is the main objective of the first stage of the Milu reintroduction project and a key link in all Milu conservation activity. The first Milu reintroduction project has been underway in China since 1985.The captive population size has increased rapidly, reaching over 1?200 individuals by 2001. Most of these still live in captive facilities or semi|wild environments. This article summarizes the history and status of China′s captive Milu population, analyses the causes of problems in the development of some small captive populations and suggests some solutions.
【CateGory Index】: Q958
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