Invasive pathogens threaten species recovery programs

  title={Invasive pathogens threaten species recovery programs},
  author={Susan F. Walker and Jaime Bosch and Timothy Y James and Anastasia P. Litvintseva and Juan Antonio Oliver Valls and Samuel Pi{\~n}a and Gerardo Lagunes Garcia and Ghislaine Abadie Rosa and Andrew A Cunningham and Sarah Hole and Richard Griffiths and Matthew C. Fisher},
  journal={Current Biology},
Captive breeding and re-introduction is integral to the recovery of many threatened species [1], but such practices carry an associated risk of introducing exotic and potentially unknown pathogens into naïve settings. Amphibians are facing a mass extinction crisis and an emerging pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, described only in 1998, is now recognised as a principal driver of these declines [2]. Debate rages about the role of invasion [2,3] versus climate change [4] in determining… CONTINUE READING
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