Why do recovery goals for endangered species usually involve the establishment of more than one viable population?

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asked Oct 30, 2013 in Science by mccutchenm1 (46 points)
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This is just my thought. I think that the chances of being successful in population growth increases as the diversity of the population increases. If there's more than one population, we can prevent genetic drift, gene flow in the population increases, and the population is less likely to die due to the increase in heterogeneity.
answered Nov 3, 2013 by iPost ~Expert~ (1,508 points)

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