WORLD WATCH LIST
for domestic animal diversity


3rd edition


Edited by
BEATE D. SCHERF


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, October 2000

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CONTENTS

Part I
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
FIGURES
PHOTOGRAPHS
PLATES
TABLES
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
ABBREVIATIONS FOR RISK STATUS CATEGORIES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
LANGUAGE ABBREVIATIONS


Part II

USING WWL-DAD:3

1.1 THE PURPOSE OF WWL-DAD:3
1.2 OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION
1.3 THE STRUCTURE OF WWL-DAD:3
1.4 DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND BIODIVERSITY
1.5 THE WILD RELATIVES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
1.6 CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING BREEDS AT RISK
1.7 INFORMATION GATHERING
1.8 RESPONSIBILITY FOR QUALITY OF DATA
1.9 DEFINITION OF TERMS
1.10 CONSERVING DOMESTIC ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES
1.11 THE GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR MANAGEMENT OF FARM ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES
1.12 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Part III

FARM ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES

2.1 BREEDS AT RISK
2.2 GLOBAL REGIONS – BREEDS AT RISK
2.3 EXTINCT BREEDS
2.4 THE GLOBAL DATABANK FOR FARM ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES
 
ANNEX 2.1 CORRESPONDENCE PRO-FORMA 621
ANNEX 2.2 NATIONAL CO-ORDINATORS FOR ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 622
ANNEX 2.3 LIST OF INFORMAL CONTACTS INVOLVED IN THE BREEDS SURVEY 636

Part IV

WILD RELATIVES OF DOMESTIC LIVESTOCK & SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW DOMESTICANTS
Michael H.Woodford,Washington.D.C., United States of America

3.1 CATTLE, BISON AND BUFFALOES
3.2 SHEEP AND GOATS
3.3 HORSES AND ASSES
3.4 WILD PIGS
3.5 CAMELIDS
3.6 DEER
3.7 ANTELOPES
3.8 MUSK OX
3.9 ELEPHANTS
3.10 BEARS
3.11 RODENTS
3.12 RABBITS
3.13 BIRDS
3.14 REPTILES
3.15 CIVET CATS
3.16 DISCUSSION
3.17 REFERENCES

ANNEX 3.1 FURTHER INFORMATION ON WILD RELATIVES

Part V

FERAL ANIMALS – PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL

ANNEX 4.1 SPECIES THAT HAVE GIVEN RISE TO FINAL POPULATIONS