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Article: Saving two birds with one stone: solving the quandary of introduced, threatened species

TitleSaving two birds with one stone: solving the quandary of introduced, threatened species
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Issue Date2016
Citation
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Forthcoming) How to Cite?
AbstractGlobal trade in wildlife has spread countless species across the planet and reduced populations of many of these species in their native ranges. In some cases, intentional or accidental release of traded species has introduced populations to urban centers or adjacent wilderness, often creating ecological problems outside their native distributions. Here, we describe examples of this conservation dilemma and highlight a win-win scenario to mitigate threats posed by introduced populations and ameliorate threats faced by the same species in their native ranges. Management of these introduced populations – either by substitution as the supply of traded species or by translocation to their native ranges – represents an underutilized solution to two pressing conservation problems. Alternatively, naturalized populations could become research surrogates to help understand the natural history of the species in its native distributions. These strategies could help stem the advancing tide eroding biodiversity at all corners of the planet.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/232871

 

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dc.contributor.authorGibson, LG-
dc.contributor.authorYong, DL-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:33:04Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:33:04Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Forthcoming)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/232871-
dc.description.abstractGlobal trade in wildlife has spread countless species across the planet and reduced populations of many of these species in their native ranges. In some cases, intentional or accidental release of traded species has introduced populations to urban centers or adjacent wilderness, often creating ecological problems outside their native distributions. Here, we describe examples of this conservation dilemma and highlight a win-win scenario to mitigate threats posed by introduced populations and ameliorate threats faced by the same species in their native ranges. Management of these introduced populations – either by substitution as the supply of traded species or by translocation to their native ranges – represents an underutilized solution to two pressing conservation problems. Alternatively, naturalized populations could become research surrogates to help understand the natural history of the species in its native distributions. These strategies could help stem the advancing tide eroding biodiversity at all corners of the planet.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment-
dc.titleSaving two birds with one stone: solving the quandary of introduced, threatened species-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailGibson, LG: lgibson@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityGibson, LG=rp01958-
dc.identifier.hkuros263506-

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