Ben A. Minteer, James P. Collins, Aireona Bonnie Raschke

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Zoos are increasingly embracing their conservation mission in the face of a growing global biodiversity crisis. Yet this move faces a number of significant obstacles given zoos’ practical limitations (resources, space) and, especially, their long-running entertainment interests. Examining the historical and ethical context of zoo conservation reveals the potential of these institutions in biodiversity protection, but also the challenges zoos will continue to grapple with as they seek to become more serious conservation actors in the time ahead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317665410
ISBN (Print)9781138784925
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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