Monday, February 19, 2007

Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Seminar Proceedings

Monday 19 February 2007

The Proceedings of the Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Seminar Series [5.5 Mo], which took place between September and November, 2006 are now available online. The Seminar Series were organized into four modules: Health and Veterinary Aspects, Genetics and Husbandry Issues, Reproductive Physiology, Reintroduction. You will find this is a very interesting volume which in fact provides a nice synthetic view of cat ex-situ conservation issues. Make sure also to visit the websitePrograma de Conservación Ex Situ del Lince Ibérico. Table of Contents of the Seminar Proceedings is available afterwards ->

# Introduction to the Iberian Lynx Seminar Series. Astrid Vargas

# Session I: Veterinary Aspects Applied to Iberian Lynx Conservation Efforts
* Iberian Lynx Health Program. Fernando Martínez
* Hematological reference values and critical difference of selected parameters for the Iberian Lynx using a flow cytometer laser analyzer (Advia 120). Josep Pastor et al.
* Biochemistry Reference Values for Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus). Álvaro Muñoz et al.
* Pathology of the Iberian lynx: up to date on membranous glomerulonephritis, lymphoid depletion, and lymphocyte subpopulations. Laura Peña et al.
* Prevalence of selected feline pathogens in the Eurasian and Iberian Lynx. Marina Meli et al.
* Pathogens and Pollutants in Wild and Domestic Mammals in the Iberian Lynx Distribution Areas in Spain.Javier Millán.
* Causes of Mortality and Diseases in Free-Ranging Eurasian Lynx from Switzerland – an Update. Marie Pierre Ryser and Nadia Robert.
* Diseases of Free-Ranging Non-Domestic Felids. Karen Terio.
* Diseases of captive felids. Karen Terio.
* Diseases in the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) Cheetah Population. Chris Walzer and Nadia Robert.
* Evaluation of Disease Risks for Felids Ex Situ. Suzanne Kennedy.

# Session II: Husbandry and Management of Captive Populations: Genetics/Demographics, Ethology, and Natural Reproduction
*Genetic and Demographic Management of Conservation Breeding Programs Oriented Towards Reintroduction. Kristin Leus.
* Iberian lynx Population Genetics: Doñana, Sierra Morena and Ex-situ Program. José. A. Godoy.
* Population and Conservation Genetics of Two Re-Introduced Lynx (Lynx lynx) Populations in Switzerland – A Molecular Evaluation 30 Years After Translocation. Ch. Breitenmoser-Würsten.
* AZA ZOOS And In Situ Support: A New Partnership. Alan H.Shoemaker.
* Management of Captive Snow Leopards: Links to In Situ Conservation. Leif Blomqvist.
* Husbandry and Studbook Management of Captive Eurasian lynx. Lars Versteege.
* Husbandry of the Iberian Lynx in Captivity. Astrid Vargas et al.
* Abnormal Behaviors in Captive Felids. Xavier Anteca.
* Sibling Aggression in Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx). S.V. Naidenko et al.
* Husbandry training of wild felids in captivity. M.Templeton.

# Session III: Iberian Lynx Reproductive Physiology And Biological Resources Bank
* Contributions of Reproductive Science to Wild Felid Conservation. David Wildt et al.
* The Role of Teratospermia in Felid Reproduction and Fertility. Budha Pukhazenthi et al.
* A Genetic Resource Bank and Development of Assisted Reproductive Techniques for the Iberian Lynx. Eduardo roldán et al.
* Iberian Lynx Cell Bank. Biological Reserves and their Applications to the Conservation of the Species. Trinidad León et al.
* Comparative Endocrinology of Domestic and Non Domestic Felids. Janine Brown.
* Hormone Profiles in the Iberian Lynx: Application to In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation. Katharine Pelican and Teresa abáigar.
* A Comparative Analysis of the Endocrine Patterns of the Eurasian and the Iberian Lynx in Captivity. Katarina Jewgenow et al.
* Determining Stress and Reproductive Status of Reintroduced Canada Lynx. Kerry Fanson .
* Applying Knowledge of Reproductive Physiology to Help In Situ and Ex Situ Populations of Wild Felids: The Clouded Leopard as a Model. Katharine Pelican et al.

# Session IV: Reintroduction of Wild Carnivores: Applicable Experiences to the Iberian Lynx
* Black-footed Ferret Reintroduction in the Great Plains of North America. Mike Lockhart.
* European mink conservation breeding program and re-introdution operation in Estonia. Tiit Maran et al.
* Participatory planning in large mammal restoration: the Esteros de Iberá case in Argentina. Ignacio Jiménez.
* Scientific Planning for the Translocation of Iberian lynx in Doñana´s National Park. Francisco Palomares.
* Reintroduction of captive-bred wildcats in Germany. Mariann Hartman.
* The Colorado Lynx Reintroduction Program. Tanya Shenk.
* Restoration of Bobcats to Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA: Lessons Learned and Evidence for the Role of Bobcats as Keystone Predators. Duane Diefenbach et al.
* LIFE-Nature project (life 06/nat/e/209) for the reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in Andalucía. M.A. Simón and Rafael Cadenas.
* Lessons from the Reintroduction of the Eurasian Lynx in Central and West Europe. Urs Breitenmoser et al. 02/19/969-proceedings-of-the- iberian-lynx-ex-situ-conservation-seminar

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