“Relocation of animals could drive some species towards extinction – study”

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/23/relocation-of-animals-could-drive-some-species-towards-extinction-study?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

Scientists have found the number of animals moved to make way for building projects far outnumber science-led relocations to recover populations

The relocation of animals to make way for land development rarely succeeds and could be driving some species towards extinction, according to a new study.

An international team of scientists found that “mitigation translocations” – where animals were moved from the path of building projects – were “increasing rapidly” and far outnumbered instances of science-led relocations of animals to help recover populations.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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