8. Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failures

  1. Jelte van Andel2 and
  2. James Aronson3
  1. Sipke E. van Wieren

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch8

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

van Wieren, S. E. (2012) Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failures, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 3

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. Wageningen University, Resource Ecology Group, Bornsesteeg 69, 6708 PD Wageningen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • reintroductions, acceptance within the restoration paradigm;
  • reintroduction of species, and restoration ecology;
  • reintroduction, and conservation benefit;
  • captive-bred, suitable habitats as in the black-footed ferret;
  • disease or pathogen risk, with reintroductions;
  • genetic variability loss, from genetic drift/inbreeding;
  • reintroduction, and genetic diversity;
  • bighorn sheep and migratory tendency, with translocation;
  • reintroduction projects and habitat destruction;
  • invasive species, inflictions on ‘wild’ nature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Source Populations

  • Reintroduction of Species and Restoration Ecology

  • Founding Numbers, Diversity and Population Structure

  • The Reintroduction Site

  • Reintroduction Techniques

  • Ecosystem Effects of Reintroduction Attempts

  • Societal Aspects and Concerns

  • Perspectives