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Conservation Translocations

By: Martin J Gaywood(Editor), John G Ewen(Editor), Peter M Hollingsworth(Editor), Axel Moehrenschlager(Editor)
513 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
This edited collection provides expert guidance and best practice for the movement of species for conservation purposes.
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Conservation translocation – the movement of species for conservation benefit – includes reintroducing species into the wild, reinforcing dwindling populations, helping species shift ranges in the face of environmental change, and moving species to enhance ecosystem function. Conservation translocation can lead to clear conservation benefits and can excite and engage a broad spectrum of people. However, these projects are often complex and involve careful consideration and planning of biological and socio-economic issues. Conservation Translocations draws on the latest research and experience of specialists from around the world to help provide guidance on best practice and to promote thinking over how conservation translocations can continue to be developed. The key concepts cover project planning, biological and social factors influencing the efficacy of translocations, and how to deal with complex decision-making. This book aims to inspire, inform and help practitioners maximise their chances of success, and minimise the risks of failure.


Part I. Conservation Translocations: Getting Started
1. Moving Species: Reintroductions and other conservation translocations / Martin J. Gaywood and Mark Stanley-PriceI
2. Conservation translocations: Planning and the initial appraisal / Sarah E. Dalrymple and Joe M. Bellis

Part II. Conservation Translocations: The Key Issues
3. Conservation translocations and the law / Arie Trouwborst, Andy Blackmore, Sally Blyth, Floor Fleurke, Phillipa McCormack and Martin J. Gaywood
4. Decision making in animal conservation translocations: Biological considerations and beyond / John G. Ewen, Stefano Canessa, Sarah J. Converse and Kevin A. Parker
5. Animal disease and conservation translocations / Anthony W. Sainsbury and Claudia Carraro
6. Animal welfare, animal rights, and conservation translocations: Moving forward in the face of ethical dilemmas / Lauren A. Harrington, Natasha Lloyd and Axel Moehrenschlager
7. Conservation translocations for plants / Joyce Maschinski and Matthew Albrecht
8. Plant health, biosecurity and conservation translocations / Ruth Mitchell, Sarah Green and Peter M. Hollingsworth
9. Genomics and conservation translocations / Linda E. Neaves, Rob Ogden and Peter M. Hollingsworth
10. The human dimensions and the public engagement spectrum of conservation translocation / Jenny A. Glikman, Beatrice Frank, Camilla Sandström, Samantha Meysohn, Michelle Bogardus, Francine Madden and Alexandra Zimmermann
11. Assisted colonisation and ecological replacement / Maria Hällfors and Sarah E. Dalrymple
12. The role of conservation translocations in rewilding and de-extinction / Philip J. Seddon

Part III. Conservation Translocations: Looking to the Future:
13. From genes to ecosystems and beyond: Addressing eleven contentious issues to advance the future of conservation translocations / Axel Moehrenschlager, Pritpal Soorae and Tammy E. Steeves

Part IV. Case Studies:
14. Reintroduction of Manglietiastrum sinicum (Magnoliaceae), a plant species with extremely small populations (psesp) endemic to Yunnan province, China / Weibang Sun, Lei Cai and Peter M. Hollingsworth
15. Applying adaptive management to reintroductions of pyne's ground-plum Astragalus bibullatus / Matthew A. Albrecht
16. Five reasons to consider long-term monitoring: case studies from bird reintroductions on Tiritiri Matangi Island / Doug P. Armstrong, Elizabeth H. Parlato and John G. Ewen
17. Multiple reintroductions to restore ecological interactions in a defaunated tropical forest / Marcelo Lopes Rheingantz, Alexandra dos Santos Pires and Fernando A. S. Fernandez
18. Bringing Jaguars and their prey base back to the iberá wetlands, Argentina / Emiliano Donadio, Talía Zamboni and Sebastián Di Martino
19. The return of the Eurasian beaver to Britain: The implications of unplanned releases and the human dimension / Roisin Campbell-Palmer, Andrew Bauer, Simon Jones, Ben Ross and Martin J. Gaywood
20. The role of community engagement in conservation translocations: The South Of Scotland Golden Eagle Project (SSGEP) / Catherine Barlow
21. The European native oyster and the challenges for conservation translocations: The Scottish experience / Cass Bromley and David W. Donnan
22. Slow and steady wins the race: using non-native tortoises to rewild islands off Mauritius / Carl G. Jones, Vikash Tatayah, Rosemary Moorhouse-Gann, Christine Griffiths, Nicolas Zuël, and Nik Cole
23. Assisted colonisation as a conservation tool: Tasmanian Devils and Maria Island / Carolyn Hogg and Phil Wise


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Martin J. Gaywood is a Senior Research Associate at the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Species Project Manager at NatureScot, Scotland's government conservation agency. He has led a wide range of species conservation projects, including conservation translocations, and has been closely involved in beaver reintroduction to Scotland since 2000. He has provided the secretariat role to the National Species Reintroduction Forum since its inception, managed the production of the Scottish Code for Conservation Translocations, and is a member of the IUCN Conservation Translocation Specialist Group.

John G. Ewen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, and a member of the IUCN Conservation Translocation Specialist Group. His research focuses on conservation translocations often through providing decision support to recovery programmes. He is co-chair of New Zealand's Hihi Recovery Group, Chair of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's Sihek Recovery Team, and is involved in several conservation translocation projects globally.

Peter M. Hollingsworth is Director of Science and Deputy Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, University of Johannesburg, and Herriot Watt University, and an Honorary Professor in the Kunming Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on understanding and conserving plant biodiversity. He has a strong interest in linking research to practical conservation outcomes and guidance, including conservation translocations and the integration of genetic and genomic data into conservation planning.

Axel Moehrenschlager is the Director of Conservation and Science with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary, Adjunct Associate Professor at Clemson University in the United States, Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Research Associate at Oxford University. He serves as a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Leadership and Steering Committee and also chairs the IUCN SSCConservation Translocation Specialist Group towards the mission 'to empower responsible conservation translocations that save species, strengthen ecosystems, and benefit humanity'. Related to additional research interests that seek to develop synergies for biodiversity conservation and improved human livelihood, Axel serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the United Nations Equator Prize and as a Board Trustee of the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment.

- Martin J. Gaywood
- Mark Stanley-Price
- Sarah E. Dalrymple
- Joe M. Bellis
- Arie Trouwborst
- Andy Blackmore
- Sally Blyth
- Floor Fleurke
- Phillipa McCormack
- John G. Ewen
- Stefano Canessa
- Sarah J. Converse
- Kevin A. Parker
- Anthony W. Sainsbury
- Claudia Carraro
- Lauren A. Harrington
- Natasha Lloyd
- Axel Moehrenschlager
- Joyce Maschinski
- Matthew Albrecht
- Ruth Mitchell
- Sarah Green
- Peter M. Hollingsworth
- Linda E. Neaves
- Rob Ogden
- Jenny A. Glikman
- Beatrice Frank
- Camilla Sandström
- Samantha Meysohn
- Michelle Bogardus
- Francine Madden
- Alexandra Zimmermann
- Maria Hällfors
- Philip J. Seddon
- Pritpal Soorae
- Tammy E. Steeves
- Weibang Sun
- Lei Cai
- Matthew A. Albrecht
- Doug P. Armstrong
- Elizabeth H. Parlato
- Marcelo Lopes Rheingantz
- Alexandra dos Santos Pires
- Fernando A. S. Fernandez
- Emiliano Donadio
- Talía Zamboni
- Sebastián Di Martino
- Roisin Campbell-Palmer
- Andrew Bauer
- Simon Jones
- Ben Ross
- Catherine Barlow
- Cass Bromley
- David W. Donnan
- Carl G. Jones
- Vikash Tatayah
- Rosemary Moorhouse-Gann
- Christine Griffiths
- Nicolas Zuël
- Nik Cole
- Carolyn Hogg
- Phil Wise

By: Martin J Gaywood(Editor), John G Ewen(Editor), Peter M Hollingsworth(Editor), Axel Moehrenschlager(Editor)
513 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
This edited collection provides expert guidance and best practice for the movement of species for conservation purposes.
Media reviews

"Tackling big problems requires a diversity of knowledge and perspectives. As such I am so pleased to present this first authoritative text on conservation translocations. Contributors from all around the world not only showcase lessons learned to date but also set the stage for future actions that will help species large and small, restore ecosystems from oceans to land, and yield benefits for humanity that transcend geography and culture."
– Razan Al Mubarak, President, International Union for Conservation of Nature

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