Storks: status, conservation and captive breeding

  • Published source details Johnson R.E., Coulter M.C., Luthin C.S., King C.E. & Valenzuela A.J. (1987) Storks: status, conservation and captive breeding. Colonial Waterbirds, 10, 236-241.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

    A 1987 review of the captive-breeding of storks (Johnson et al. 1987) found that only seven species had been bred in captivity, and many of these only on a few occasions. These seven were: wood stork, Mycteria americana; yellow-billed stork, M. ibis; painted stork, M. leucocephala; black stork, Ciconia nigra; Abdim’s stork, C. abdimii; white stork, C. ciconia; and marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus.


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