Re-introduction is a conservation technique that returns viable populations of animals and plants to an area they previously inhabited.

The technique is used to improve the conservation status of species which are becoming rare or extinct in the wild. Re-introduced populations are bred in captivity or re-located from another area and there have been a number of successful re-introduction projects worldwide . However, success is only achieved with a great deal of research and preparation.

The IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (RSG) is a network of voluntary members that provides re-introduction guidelines and networking resources which when combined with successful collaborations and partnerships provide effective solutions to conservation.

Alpine ibex (Capra ibex), Italy

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