Differentiate between the in-site conservation and ex-site conservation?


In-situ conservation

Ex-situ Conservation 

It is the process of conserving all living species in their natural habitats and climate, particularly the wild and endangered species.

It is the process of conserving all the living species in the artificial habitats that imitate their natural habitats.

In this method, the natural ecosystem is maintained and protected.

This is the method of preserving an endangered plant or animal species outside its natural habitat.

It is appropriate for abundantly found animals.

It is appropriate for animals which are not abundant.

Example – Biosphere reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries.

Example – Aquariums, botanical gardens, zoos, Cryopreservation DNA banks.

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