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).
|Title of host publication||Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management|
|Editors||John G Ewen, Doug P Armstrong, Kevin A Parker, Philip J Seddon|
|Place of Publication||West Sussex UK|
|Pages||105 - 137|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Parker, K., Dickens, M., Clarke, R., & Lovegrove, T. (2012). The theory and practice of catching, holding, moving and releasing animals. In J. G. Ewen, D. P. Armstrong, K. A. Parker, & P. J. Seddon (Eds.), Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management (1 ed., pp. 105 - 137). Wiley-Blackwell.