Abstract

Abstract:

The focus of this paper is on managed relocations and endangered wild species. The main argument is that managed relocations should be a viable policy option in the toolbox of conservation management despite any ecological risks. This argument is defended on the basis of recent research that demonstrates that not all alien species are invasive species, and that not all invasive species have negative ecological impacts. In other words, a nuanced case-by-case approach is needed. This argument is presented within the context of the Bramble Cay Melomys, a rat-like creature and the first mammal to become extinct as a result of anthropogenic climate change. A secondary objective of this paper is to explore some of the future economic and policy challenges likely to face managed relocations.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-5306
Print ISSN
1085-6633
Pages
pp. 51-68
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-21
Open Access
No
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