Translocation as a conservation tool: site fidelity and movement of repatriated gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus)

@inproceedings{Tuberville2005TranslocationAA,
  title={Translocation as a conservation tool: site fidelity and movement of repatriated gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus)},
  author={Tracey D. Tuberville and Erin Elizabeth Clark and Kurt A. Buhlmann and J. Whitfield Gibbons},
  year={2005}
}
Efforts to evaluate the efficacy of translocation as a conservation tool have mostly been inadequate, particularly for reptiles and amphibians, leading many biologists to discount translocation as a viable management option. Nevertheless, with two-thirds of the world's tortoise and freshwater turtle species at risk, translocation may be one of the few remaining options for re-establishing extirpated populations and reconnecting fragmented ones. We translocated 106 gopher tortoises (Gopherus… CONTINUE READING

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