maintaining a demographically and genetically stable and behaviourally competent EEP population for potential future reintroduction in accordance with IUCN Reintroduction Guidelines
• Conservation education
Dalmatian pelicans are native European species and can be used to educate visitors about wetland conservation
• Ex situ research (veterinarian)
In the wild Dalmatian pelicans have issues with parasites. The EEP population can serve as a research model to develop techniques to deal with parasites.
|• Exhibition (Attractiveness)
Dalmatian pelicans are attractive species to hold and are often use for bird demonstrations and feeding demonstrations.
In January 2024, the Dalmatian EEP had 522 animals in 61 institutions.
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