Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Management

School

School Of Natural Sciences

Faculty

Computing, Health And Science

First Advisor

Dorian Moro

Second Advisor

Will Stock

Abstract

The transfer of threatened animals from one location to another in order to benefit the species is a technique frequently used by animal conservation managers. However, very few of these relocations have experimentally assessed the relative merits and disadvantages of commonly used release techniques. Two species of hare-wallaby, mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus) and merrnine (Lagostrophus fasciatus), were reintroduced in August 2001 onto Peron Peninsula in Western Australia. These threatened species were reintroduced using two release strategies (soft versus hard release), and their subsequent movements and body condition were monitored using radio-telemetry and trapping.

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