What are the Advantages of In Situ Conservation?
The advantages of In Situ conservation over Ex situ conservation are listed below:
- It helps in the conservation of both plant and animal species and the environment.
- It is a natural way of protecting animals and plants.
- Large populations can be conserved at once.
- It is a more considerate way than keeping species away from their natural settings.
- The chances of recovery are higher than the ex situ conservation methods.
What are the Disadvantages of In Situ Conservation?
Though it is a natural way of conservation, there are some disadvantages of In situ conservation as well which are listed below:
- Animal and plant species live in natural threats like poaching and predation.
- Some uncontrollable factors might lead to a decrease in the population such as climate change, diseases, etc.
- Endangered habitats may be fragmented so the area might not be large enough for the survival of species.