Fauna-rescue programs highlight unresolved scientific, ethical and animal welfare issues Academic Article uri icon


  • In response to a paper advocating large-scale, multi-species ‘fauna-rescue’ programs when habitat is being destroyed, we urge caution by highlighting the lack of evidence of success in such programs. We argue that any benefits are likely to be outweighed by ecological and animal welfare risks, and that any conservation gains are likely to be illusionary.

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  • 2016

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