Wildlife Damage Test #2 (Translocation)
What is wildlife translocation?
Live capturing animals and transporting to a different location and releasing.
What are some reasons for wildlife translocation?
- Removing problem animal
- Reduce subpopulation
How is wildlife translocation viewed by the public?
Humane and effective
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
What are some factors influencing the return rate of translocated animals?
- Homing instincts of the animal
- Release distance from capture site
- Release Method (hard or soft)
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
What is the fate of translocated wildlife?
- high death rate
- capture accident + stress
- post-release death
- lower reproduction
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)
What factors affect the cost of wildlife translocation?
- species in question
- type of release
What is cheaper: hard or soft release?
What is the benefit of wildlife translocation?
What is the disadvantage of wildlife translocation?
- High mortality rates
- occasionally not very humane