Best practice guidelines for conservation translocations in Scotland
|Title||Best practice guidelines for conservation translocations in Scotland|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||National Species Reintroduction Forum|
|Document Number||Version 1.1|
|Institution||Scottish Natural Heritage|
Conservation translocations involve the deliberate movement and release of plants, animals or fungi into the wild for conservation purposes. Conservation translocations, such as reintroductions, can provide a conservation benefit by increasing the number of individuals or places in which a species occurs. They can also offset biodiversity declines caused by habitat loss, climate change, or other human impacts on the environment. Many conservation translocations are low-risk. However, some have the potential for negative impacts on the environment and other land-uses. The Scottish Code for Conservation Translocations and Best Practice Guidelines for Conservation Translocations in Scotland give guidance on when conservation translocations may be appropriate and the types of situation in which they may cause problems to wildlife, people, and the environment.