Write a paper that defines the purpose of your captive population for Ethiopian Wolves and discuss the pros and cons of different objectives. Be sure to address all of the issues that Ballou et al. discuss in Section 7.1. Write this paper as though you are writing a short message to the zoo director and you are trying to convince them that it’s a valid approach.
Present how you will try to reach the goal of maintaining 90% of heterozygosity for the next 100 years (the AZA standard).
Rubric details to follow-
Broad goals are clearly defined and align with the current status of the species/population. Probability of extinction, distribution of breeding age groups, the current number of breeding pairs, reproduction in the last generation, and gene diversity were considered.