The theory and practice of catching, holding, moving and releasing animals

Kevin Parker, Molly Dickens, Rohan Clarke, Tim Lovegrove

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The translocation process is essentially a forced dispersal event with no evolutionary precedent. Mortality immediately post-release is a critical determinant in the successful establishment of a new population (Armstrong Seddon, 2008;see Box 6.1 in Armstong Reynolds, this volume, Chapter 6). Therefore, although few reintroduction plans include success criteria at the individual level (Jule et all., 2008), the condition of animals immediately post-release is likely to be an important factor for hte successful translocation outcome (Dickens et al., 2010).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management
EditorsJohn G Ewen, Doug P Armstrong, Kevin A Parker, Philip J Seddon
Place of PublicationWest Sussex UK
Pages105 - 137
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781405186742
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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