Regional Collection Plan of the EAZA Waterfowl and Pelecaniformes Taxon Advisory Group
344 Seiten. EAZA, Amsterdam.
Aus der Einleitung:
The need for a new Regional Collection Plan was also linked to the outcome of the report ‘Future prospects of commonly kept pinioned bird species in EAZA collections’ (Dekker, 2016). The report made clear that waterfowl collections are clearly impacted by the legislative restrictions and/or institutional ambitions to work towards the EAZA Standards (EAZA, 2014) and move away from pinioning versus the growing legislative limitations towards pinioning. For that reason clear guidance from the TAG isneeded regarding priority species.
EAZA members are expected to follow up on the EAZA position statement on ‘Intentional Breeding for the Expression of Rare Recessive Alleles’(2013)for their waterfowl collection, and are encouraged to phase out any color mutations in their collections(e.g. white Mandarin ducks). As some of the duck, goose species hybridize rather easily, special attention is needed to prevent this.
The TAG is covering 240 species falling under different taxonomic groups (varying from Anatidaet o Prodicipedidae and Procellariidae). The taxonomy used is as proposed by the Handbook of the Birds of the World and BirdLife International “Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World Vol. 2” (del Hoyo &Collar, 2016).
A total of 54taxa are the subject of this RCPand have been discussed individually. With the main focus on threatened waterfowl species.