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  • In this activity, students gain an understanding of the importance of genetic diversity within a population.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • identify possible outcomes of a lack of genetic diversity within a population of translocated bird species
    • identify requirements for genetic diversity within bird populations
    • discuss why scientists need to consider genetic diversity when preparing for a translocation of a threatened population.

    Translocating animals

    Find out about the importance of translocation for the conservation of our native species in this video.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • discussion questions
    • extension ideas.

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    User these articles to explore the impacts of a bottleneck/founder effect on small populations. What impact does this have on genetic diversity and viability?

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