ARTs in wild felid conservation programmes in Poland and in the world

Joanna Kochan , Wojciech Niżański , Nei Moreira , Zalamir Cubas da Silva , Agnieszka Nowak , Sylwia Prochowska , Agnieszka Partyka , Wiesława Młodawska , Józef Skotnicki


With the exception of the domestic cat, all felid species (Felidae) are currently threatened with extinction in their natural habitat. To develop effective and optimal wild cat conservation programmes with assisted reproductive technology (ART) it is necessary to combine advances from different disciplines of science, starting from the biology of the species, through research into the population and habitat, assisted reproductive technologies, establishment of gene banks, developing bioinformatic systems, and ending with biodiversity and endangered species management. In the last few years knowledge of felid reproduction has expanded considerably thanks to comparative studies utilising the domestic cat as a research model for endangered wild cats. Basic reproductive techniques utilised in both domestic cat breeding and rescuing wild felid populations that are threatened with extinction include semen collection and cryopreservation, artificial insemination, oocyte collection, in vitro maturation, in vitro fertilisation, somatic cloning, and embryo transfer. The main directions in which assisted reproductive technologies are being developed in wild cat conservation implementations and the contribution of Polish research centres in advancing these methods are presented.
Author Joanna Kochan (FoAS / DoARaA)
Joanna Kochan,,
- Department of Animal Reproduction and Anatomy
, Wojciech Niżański
Wojciech Niżański,,
, Nei Moreira
Nei Moreira,,
, Zalamir Cubas da Silva
Zalamir Cubas da Silva,,
, Agnieszka Nowak (FoAS / IoVS)
Agnieszka Nowak,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
, Sylwia Prochowska
Sylwia Prochowska,,
, Agnieszka Partyka
Agnieszka Partyka,,
, Wiesława Młodawska (FoAS / IoVS)
Wiesława Młodawska,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
, Józef Skotnicki
Józef Skotnicki,,
Journal seriesJournal of Veterinary Research, [Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, Journal of Veterinary Research (Poland)], ISSN 2450-7393, e-ISSN 2450-8608, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishwild felids; assisted reproduction technology; conservation; biodiversity
ASJC Classification3400 General Veterinary
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.501; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.829 (2) - 2018=0.938 (5)
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