DAD-IS

DAD-IS is the acronym of the World Organization for Animal Welfare of the United Nations . [1] It includes a searchable database of information about breeds , the Global Databank for Animal Genetic Resources; It also holds tools for management, and contacts for the National and Regional Coordinators for the program. [1] Data from the Global Databank is used for reporting on the global status and trends of animal genetic resources.

Breeds in the Global Databank

There were 11,116 mammalian national breed populations in DAD-IS as of February 2016, and 3,799 avian national breed populations. [2] These national breed populations represent a total of 8,822 breeds, which includes 643 breeds (7%) which are reported to be extinct. [2] 7 761 of these breeds are local breeds and 1 061 are transboundary breeds , meaning they are found in more than one region.

Risk Status

17%, or a total of 1 500 out of all breeds (including those that are extinct) are classified as being at risk and 58% are classified as being of unknown risk status. These statuses have been retained since 2014. [2]

Number of Livestock Species and Breeds used for Food and Agriculture Worldwide

Breed africa Asia and Pacific Europe Latin America
and the Caribbean
Near and Middle
East
North America Southwest Pacific International Transboundary world
Ass 23 42 52 25 13 5 3 6 169
Bactrian camel 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 14
Buffalo 4 99 9 12 5 1 2 3 33
Cattle 179 261 406 147 40 19 33 111 1196
Dromedary 47 14 1 0 23 0 2 2 89
Goat 112 195 235 29 33 11 12 38 665
Guinea Pig 4 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 18
Horse 46 146 416 87 14 25 25 69 828
Pig 58 220 206 65 1 14 15 31 610
Rabbit 14 16 227 19 7 8 0 25 316
Sheep 140 276 690 55 54 28 41 101 1385
Yak (domestic) 0 25 2 0 0 1 0 0 28
Chicken 137 310 951 88 33 15 30 107 1671
Duck (domestic) 15 94 119 22 3 1 12 12 278
Goose (domestic) 10 46 126 5 2 0 2 14 205
Duck (domestic) / Muscovy duck 5 9 6 1 1 0 2 1 25
Ostrich 6 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 15
Partridge 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Pheasant 0 7 5 6 0 0 0 0 18
Pigeon 7 13 35 7 8 1 2 1 74
turkey 11 11 47 11 2 11 5 16 114
Others 47 46 107 30 2 18 11 7 268
Total Breeds per Region: 867 1849 3648 623 241 158 198 549 8133

Figure 1: Total Number of Livestock Breeds by region. Local and regional transboundary breeds are combined and international transboundary breeds are found in more than 1 country. Note: Figures exclude extinct breeds. Figures for Alpaca, American bison, deer, dog, dromedary Bactrian camel guanaco llama vicuña cassowary Chilean tinamou duck Muscovy duck emu guinea fowl ñandu peacock quail and swallow are combined in the others “Category. Source: FAO 2016 Status of Animal Genetic Resources-2016. http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/c40d538b-4765-445d-ba3c-c06eaaa49f4a/

See also

For the full list of horse breeds in the database, see DAD-IS .

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DADIS) – About. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/dadis/
  2. ^ Jump up to:c 2016. FAO. Status of Animal Genetic Resources. http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/c40d538b-4765-445d-ba3c-c06eaaa49f4a/

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