Assessing the ecosystem-wide risks of threatened species translocation (2016–2021)

This project develops a partnership with leading Australian environment agencies and The Nature Conservancy, the world‿s largest conservation NGO, and aims to develop the first quantitative risk assessment framework to improve decisions about moving threatened species to new places. Moving threatened plants and animals to novel environments, or reintroducing them where they previously persisted, is a growing focus of conservation. Moving species can have unanticipated impacts on other species in the ecosystem. Despite the International Union for Conservation of Nature deeming ecosystem-wide risk assessments as essential for conservation translocations, currently no framework exists for assessing these risks and informing these decisions.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council