Wildlife Damage Test #2 (Translocation)

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What is wildlife translocation?

Live capturing animals and transporting to a different location and releasing.

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What are some reasons for wildlife translocation?

- Removing problem animal
- Reduce subpopulation

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How is wildlife translocation viewed by the public?

Humane and effective

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What are some considerations that need to be made concerning wildlife translocation?

- Animals return to capture site
- New animals replace old ones
- Survival of translocated animals
ETC

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What are some factors influencing the return rate of translocated animals?

- Homing instincts of the animal
- Release distance from capture site
- Barriers
- Age
- Release Method (hard or soft)

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What are some problems repeated problems associated with the release of problem wildlife?

- same problem can occur at new location
- translocated animals can teach problem behavior to new population

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What is the fate of translocated wildlife?

- high death rate
- capture accident + stress
- post-release death
- lower reproduction

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What are some of the effects associated to the resident population where the wildlife is released?

- intraspecific competition
- transmission of disease and parasites
- genetics (outbreeding depression)

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What factors affect the cost of wildlife translocation?

- species in question
- circumstance
- transportation
- type of release

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What is cheaper: hard or soft release?

Hard release

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What is the benefit of wildlife translocation?

Public Acceptance

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What is the disadvantage of wildlife translocation?

- High mortality rates
- occasionally not very humane