Archivos de Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0592
FERNANDEZ, M. y CIMA, M.. Brief notes on the history of the iberian societies for the animal genetic resources. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.231, pp.321-323. ISSN 0004-0592. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0004-05922011000300001.
Zoogenetic resources are essential in the adaptation to the socioeconomical and environmental conditions permanently in change in every area, including the climatic change. These are the primary material in animal improvement and they are found in between the essential input of farmers. They are fundamental for the sustainable agriculture production. Precisely with this philosophy the Spanish Society on Animal Genetic Resources (SERGA) and the Portuguese Society on Animal Genetic Resources were born. Both have the main objectives the knowledge, the study, the protection, the conservation and the promotion of the animal genetic resources in general, and the farm animals genetic particularly, both existing in Spain and Portugal.
Palabras clave : Autochtonous breeds; Animal conservation; Publication.