'In-situ conservation' means the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings and, in the case of domesticated or cultivated species, in the surroundings where they have developed their distinctive properties. (Source: CBD, Art. 2)

Conservation occuring in the natural or normal place. (Source: GEMET/KOREN); within the natural range of a species. (Source: CITES)

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on-site conservation
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