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Moving I`iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) as a Surrogate for Future Translocations of Endangered `Akohekohe (Palmeria dolei)

Becker, Dusti, Massey, Greg, Groombridge, Jim J., Hammond, Ruby L. (2010) Moving I`iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) as a Surrogate for Future Translocations of Endangered `Akohekohe (Palmeria dolei). .

Abstract

Translocations often play an important role in the recovery of endangered species. To

conducted an experimental translocation of I`iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) from east to west

healthy I`iwi were successful, resulting in no injuries or mortalities. Translocated birds

on the day of translocation. In contrast, soft release birds were held in large cages for 7

production, and mass were monitored. Soft release birds suffered 33% mortality during

with a radio transmitter and released. All translocated I`iwi were followed by radio

rates of movement, possibly reflecting conflict with established hard released I`iwi. Our

release protocols are followed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27509 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Groombridge, Jim J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6941-8187
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