Improving Standards for At-Risk Butterfly Translocations
AbstractThe use of human mediated translocations has been an increasing component of many species recovery initiatives, including for numerous imperiled Lepidopteran species. Despite the identified need for this ex situ strategy, few such programs are conducted in a scientifically repeatable way, are executed with a structured decision-making process, are well documented throughout, or are documented only in gray literature. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations are an important tool for conservation practitioners to help implement comprehensive translocation planning. These generalized guidelines are intended to be applicable to all taxa. Though there is a growing body of literature and supplementary guidelines for many vertebrate classes, other proposed standards fail to capture the specific biology of many invertebrate groups, like Lepidoptera. Here, we present a targeted list of detailed recommendations that are appropriate for Lepidopteran translocation programs to expand on the broad and tested guidelines developed by the IUCN. We assert that the increased standardization and repeatability among Lepidopteran translocations will improve the conservation outcomes. View Full-Text
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Daniels, J.C.; Nordmeyer, C.; Runquist, E. Improving Standards for At-Risk Butterfly Translocations. Diversity 2018, 10, 67.
Daniels JC, Nordmeyer C, Runquist E. Improving Standards for At-Risk Butterfly Translocations. Diversity. 2018; 10(3):67.Chicago/Turabian Style
Daniels, Jaret C.; Nordmeyer, Cale; Runquist, Erik. 2018. "Improving Standards for At-Risk Butterfly Translocations." Diversity 10, no. 3: 67.
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