In 2014, WRC's Dr. Susan Koenig convened an international seminar:
|Improving Risk Assessments to Protect Endemic Jamaican Wildlife|
|The Unintended Consequences of Transporting Animals: Disease, Genetics and Behaviour.|
1. Update stakeholders on recent advances in diagnostics of infectious diseases in psittacines and reptiles.
2. Develop guidelines for the translocation of wildlife (which is undertaken to reduce human-wildlife conflict) and for the placement of confiscated wildlife, including creating decision trees for captivity, return-to-wild, or other options.
3. Update educational materials to continue sensitizing the public to issues associated with translocating wildlife, including those that may be perceived as a “nuisance.”
We have uploaded Susan's presentations. If you would like information on the other speakers' presentations (Drs. Darrel K. Styles (birds), James F. Wellehan (reptiles), and Nancy Lung (Jamaican Iguana); see Agenda), please email us.
|Funding for the seminar
was provided by:
|With special thanks to:
|Case Study: Thick-billed Parrot Reintroduction|
|Case Study: Jamaican Boa Genetics|
|IUCN Guidelines for Confiscated Wildlife|
|Public Seminar: Caribbean Psittacines|
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