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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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Reproduction Technologies for Amphibians

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Reproduction technologies (RTs) for amphibians have now reached the stage where they con provide for the more cost efficient and secure management of Conservation Breeding Programs (CBPs), the perpetuation of amphibian genetic variation, and for DNA related conservation initiatives. This facility is mainly provided through the ability to cryopreserve amphibian sperm and its use to produce offspring in CBS and by the provision of genetic material for a range of conservation purposes.

The use of reproduction technologies for amphibian conservation can be broadly divided into; 1) the hormonal induction of sperm and oocytes (unfertilised eggs), 2) the short term storage of sperm at refrigeration temperatures above freezing, 3) the long term storage of sperm by cryopreservation, 4) artificial fertilisation either by simply mixing sperm and oocytes, and 5) the injection of sperm into oocytes (ICSI - Intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Here we provide references and analysis of research directly related to the cryopreservation of amphibian sperm and research output over time. Sperm cryopreservation for amphibians.


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 Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani

Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani  - President

Prof. Rastegar Pouyani is a highly respected expert on the herpetofauna of the Iranian Plateau, the Middle East and Central Asia.


 Omar F. Al-Sheikhly

Omar Al-Sheikhly Vice-President/ ARCME Networking

Omar Al-Sheikhly has a proven conservation record in the Middle East as a field team leader, wildlife expert, and photographer.