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Minimum Population Sizes for Species Conservation
Mark L. Shaffer
Vol. 31, No. 2 (Feb., 1981), pp. 131-134
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1308256
Page Count: 4
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Preservation of wild populations implies their persistence, but biological persistence is a relative term. This paper outlines criteria for what constitutes successful preservation and the methods available for determining population sizes and their area requirements to meet these criteria.
BioScience © 1981 American Institute of Biological Sciences