Navigation Links
Developing policy on moving threatened species called 'a grand challenge for conservation'
Date:7/17/2012

Managed relocationthe act of purposely relocating a threatened species, population, or genotype to an area that is foreign to its natural historyis a controversial response to the threat of extinction resulting from climate change. An article in the August 2012 issue of BioScience by Mark W. Schwartz and his colleagues reports on the findings of the Managed Relocation Working Group, an interdisciplinary group of scientists, researchers, and policymakers whose goals were to examine the conditions that might justify the use of managed relocation and to assess the research being conducted on the topic. The authors note that although traditional management strategies are not likely to address the effects of climate change adequately, guidelines and protocols for managed relocation are poorly developed. "Developing a functional policy framework for managed relocation is a grand challenge for conservation," they assert.

Moving a species to a higher elevation, for instance, may allow it to survive rising temperatures or an elevated sea level, but doing do in an ethically acceptable way is fraught with both legal and political complications. Unforeseen environmental consequences of such an action may be severethe species might become invasive in its new location, for example. Some question the appropriateness of conserving a single species at the expense of possibly disrupting an entire ecosystem. What is more, lax regulation of managed relocation may open the door to exploitative movement of species. Regulation is often dispersed among states, the federal government, and various agencies, which may have conflicting agendas, and most relevant policies and laws were not written with climate change in mind.

The current state of ecological knowledge is such that predicting accurately the effects of any particular proposed relocation is difficult and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. This makes it hard to know which species are most
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Beardsley
tbeardsley@aibs.org
703-674-2500 x326
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Developing world has less than 5 percent chance of meeting UN child hunger target, study estimates
2. UMass Amherst biochemists developing tools to stop plague and other bacterial threats
3. VTT and GE Healthcare developing novel biomarkers to predict Alzheimers disease
4. Agricultural expert outlines path for developing nations to double food production, meet 2050 demand
5. Medbox Developing a Patent Pending Wall-Mounted Biometric Kiosk for Storage of Sensitive Medicine Samples and Supplies for Doctors Offices.
6. Research4Life greatly expands peer-reviewed research available to developing world
7. Family history of liver cancer increases risk of developing the disease
8. UCSD researchers: Where international climate policy has failed, grassroots efforts can succeed
9. Towards an agroforestry policy in Indonesia
10. APS issues new policy requiring identification of sex or gender in reporting scientific research
11. Researchers moving towards ending threat of West Nile virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/11/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , May 11, 2015 ... leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced ... Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting ... Mr. Ali replaces Synaptics, current Chief Financial Officer, ... in December 2014. Mr. Ali ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... May 11, 2015 Curemark LLC, a privately ... of a new Phase III double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled ... formulation, CM-AT, on all children ages 3-8 with Autism. ... Phase III double blinded clinical trial for CM-AT in ... of the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin. This new trial will ...
(Date:5/8/2015)... , May 8, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced that members of the executive management team will present ... Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Date: May 18, ... Boston, MA Cowen and ... Time: 2:45pm ET Location: The New York Palace Hotel, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2Curemark, LLC, Launches New Phase III Trial in Expanded Population of Children with Autism 2Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... University has completed the first comprehensive map of the ... of higher organisms operate, according to a report this ... is a breakthrough in understanding mechanisms of how proteins ... master regulator molecules called protein kinases. Although protein kinases ...
... volcanic rock in Mexico are either extremely old - more ... presence in the Western Hemisphere - or not footprints at ... Nature. , The study was conducted by geologists at the ... part of an investigative team of geologists and anthropologists from ...
... strand of molecules plays a role in how our arms ... light on perplexing bits of material once dismissed as genetic ... University. , The research, available today in the online edition ... called microRNAs act as protective mechanisms in healthy development not ...
Cached Biology News:Yale scientists decipher 'wiring pattern' of cell signaling networks 2Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 2Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 3Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought 4MicroRNA may have fail-safe role in limb development 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 Patent ... a method for diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a ... apparatus uses an endoscope having a low cost, single-use ... USPTO filing date was October 18, 2013 and the ... The technology enables the physician to customize the lighting ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX.V: RP) ... focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, ... International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) on RepliCel,s ... in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial.  The presentation, ... 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM local time, will ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x4b7kw/top_technologies ) ... in HW_Technical Insights" report to their offering. ... trends in the Health and Wellness sector and has ... an impact in the year 2015. The research service ... health and wellness technologies that are anticipated to have ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... global genotyping market is expected to grow at a ... to 2020 to reach $17.0billion in 2020. Genotyping tests ... process and to provide personalized therapy, factors that are ... key manufacturers to offer advanced and innovative products for ... market data tables & 37 figures spread through 200 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 2RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 3Top Technologies in the Health and Wellness Industry 2015 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 3Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 4Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 5
... DARA BioSciences(TM),(Nasdaq: DARA ) announced today the appointment ... Mr. Cochrane was appointed to fill a Board,vacancy and ... appointment was effective February 21, 2008., In making ... are pleased that Haywood has joined us as a ...
... PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 Mylan Inc. (NYSE: ... Holdings, Ltd., a wholly,owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, ... 2006 agreement to commercialize, develop and distribute the,novel ... in,the United States for the treatment of hypertension. ...
... ZARS Pharma, Inc. announced,today that Rapydan(R) (70 ... received marketing authorization in Sweden, the United ... Republic, Greece, Ireland,Norway and Portugal following the ... Pharma has licensed the European sales and,marketing ...
Cached Biology Technology:DARA BioSciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director to Board 2Mylan Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (Nebivolol) Agreement 2Mylan Announces Amendment to Bystolic(TM) (Nebivolol) Agreement 3ZARS Pharma Announces Marketing Authorization of Rapydan(R) in Europe 2ZARS Pharma Announces Marketing Authorization of Rapydan(R) in Europe 3