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Release of captive-reared or translocated endangered birds: What do we need to know?

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4087562

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Abstract

Attempts to evaluate the success of endangered-species reintroduction programs are frustrated by a lack of reliable information on releases of either endangered or nonendangered species. Although many programs have attempted to establish or augment wild populations with captive-reared or wild-caught birds (Williams 1977), there are few published accounts that allow quantitative statements on the success of releases and the role played by animals subjected to different rearing and release protocols (Berger 1978, Kear and Berger 1980). This makes it difficult to assess accurately the status of these species, or to evaluate the influence of various management actions.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Release of captive-reared or translocated endangered birds: What do we need to know?
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4087562
Volume:
104
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
544
Last page:
545