Difference Between Insitu and Ex situ Conservation

The term biodiversity refers to the totality of genes, species and ecosystems of a region. Conservation of biodiversity is done in two ways In-situ  and Ex-situ conservation.

In situ conservation

The conservation of genetic resources through their maintenance within natural or even human made ecosystems in which they occur, is called insitu conservation.

biosphere reserve zonation

1. The conservation within natural or even manmade ecosystems where the organism occur.

2. Conservation in the natural environment itself

3. Include National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves etc

Ex situ conservation

1. The conservation outside their habitats by perpetuating sample populations.

2. Conservation in an artificially created environment

3. Include Zoos, Botanical gardens, Gene banks, Aquarium, Cryopreservation etc.
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