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The effect of pre-release captivity on post-release performance in reintroduced eastern bettongs Bettongia gaimardi

Batson, William; Gordon, Iain; Fletcher, Donald; Manning, Adrian

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Reintroductions are used to re-establish populations of species within their indigenous range, but their outcomes are variable. A key decision when developing a reintroduction strategy is whether to include a temporary period of confinement prior to release. Pre-release confinement is primarily used for the purpose of quarantine or as a delayed-release tactic to influence the performance or behaviour of founders post-release. A common difference between these approaches is that quarantine tends...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67381
Source: Oryx: Journal of Fauna and Flora International
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605315000496

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