This project aims to test genetic rescue as an efficient recovery technique for threatened plants and animals.
Genetic rescue is under-utilised, even though it is overwhelmingly beneficial. The project will convert management
actions on five Endangered/Critically Endangered species into rigorous experiments that measure the fitness
benefits of genetic rescue, and demonstrate genome-wide consequences. Anticipated outcomes include
innovative genetic rescue protocols and a framework for genetic rescue, with excellent science and leading-edge
conservation training. The expected benefits will be increased persistence of species that are otherwise
unresponsive to management, and aims to provide a new path to saving endangered species.