There is always something new out of Africa" Pliny the Elder 23 A.D. -79 A.D.
"To avoid extinction, genetics is where it's at" Ruth Hufbauer
... the introduction of new genes was a significant factor in helping the population thrive, especially in smaller populations. For many threatened species, isolation leads to inbreeding, making those left less fit to deal with change. Bringing in someone new can introduce new, beneficial genetic variations. If in doubt, get some new genes in there." Ruth Hufbauer, Professor of Bio-agricultural Sciences and Pest Management at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Our research suggests that introducing as little as one individual from a different genetic background can have a really big impact" Brett Melbourne, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder
It is crucial that wildlife institutions continue to work together to invest in methods to complement conservation efforts in the wild, ensuring the long-term survival of the species"