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Using Qualitative Disease Risk Analysis for Herpetofauna Conservation Translocations Transgressing Ecological and Geographical Barriers

Bobadilla Suarez, Mariana, Ewen, John G., Groombridge, Jim J., Beckmann, K., Shotton, J., Masters, N., Hopkins, T., Sainsbury, Anthony W. (2015) Using Qualitative Disease Risk Analysis for Herpetofauna Conservation Translocations Transgressing Ecological and Geographical Barriers. EcoHealth, 14 (S1). pp. 47-60. ISSN 1612-9202. E-ISSN 1612-9210. (doi:10.1007/s10393-015-1086-4)

Abstract

Through the exploration of disease risk analysis methods employed for four different UK herpetofauna translocations, we illustrate how disease hazards can be identified, and how the risk of disease can be analysed. Where ecological or geographical barriers between source and destination sites exist, parasite populations are likely to differ in identity or strain between the two sites, elevating the risk from disease and increasing the number and category of hazards requiring analysis. Simplification of the translocation pathway through the avoidance of these barriers reduces the risk from disease. The disease risk analysis tool is intended to aid conservation practitioners in decision making relating to disease hazards prior to implementation of a translocation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10393-015-1086-4
Uncontrolled keywords: Translocations, Reintroductions, Reptiles, Amphibians, Disease management, Conservation
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 07:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61974 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Groombridge, Jim J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6941-8187
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