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Exploring the limits of saving a subspecies: the ethics and social dynamics of restoring northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni)

Ryder, Oliver A., Friese, Carrie ORCID: 0000-0001-7144-8046, Greely, Henry T., Sandler, Ronald, Saragusty, Joseph, Durrant, Barbara S. and Redford, Kent H. (2020) Exploring the limits of saving a subspecies: the ethics and social dynamics of restoring northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). Conservation Science and Practice, 2 (8). ISSN 2578-4854

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Identification Number: 10.1111/csp2.241

Abstract

The northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is functionally extinct with only two females left alive. However, cryopreserved material from a number of individuals represents the potential to produce additional individuals using advanced reproductive and genetic rescue technologies and perhaps eventually a population to return to their native range. If this could and were done, how should it be done responsibly and thoughtfully. What issues and questions of a technical, bioethical, and societal nature will it raise that need to be anticipated and addressed? Such issues are explored in this article by an interdisciplinary team assembled to provide context to the northern white rhino project of the San Diego Zoo Global.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/257...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 13:42
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 13:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115500

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