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TCI Seminar | The Mountain Bongo Antelope: repatriation and recovery

This is a past event.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Wertheim Conservatory (WC), 130 FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

The Mountain Bongo Antelope is one of the most endangered antelopes on the planet, with a wild population of less than 100 animals. Drs. Reillo, Davis and colleagues have successfully achieved exponential growth in U.S. captive populations and spearheaded the repatriation of 18 bongo to Kenya, paving the way for long-term, in-country population management, sustainable translocations and reintroductions. 

 In their joint talk, Drs. Reillo and Davis will chronicle methods and challenges associated with saving the largest, most endangered forest antelope. They will present how ex situ breeding and management successes, repatriation, in situ management, wild-population protection and monitoring, and disease research are integrated into long-term, sustainable, flagship-species-recovery.