In this activity, students gain an understanding of the importance of genetic diversity within a population.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- identify possible outcomes of a lack of genetic diversity within a population of translocated bird species
- identify requirements for genetic diversity within bird populations
- discuss why scientists need to consider genetic diversity when preparing for a translocation of a threatened population.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- discussion questions
- extension ideas.