Difference between In-situ and Ex-situ ?(with defination)

Dear Student,

The difference beween the insitu and exsitu conservation can be summerised as given below

In Situ Conservation
Ex Situ COnservation
It means ‘on site’ conservation
It means ‘off site’ conservation
It is the conservation of natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery species especially the endangered one in their natural surroundings
This is the conservation of some endangered species in some man made habitat that imitates their natural habitat.
Example : National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc
Examples: Zoo, aquarium, etc


Hope this will help,

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