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Main Title: Social preferences for adaptation measures to conserve Australian birds threatened by climate change
Author(s): Garnett, Stephen T.
Zander, Kerstin K.
Hagerman, Shannon
Satterfield, Terre A.
Meyerhoff, Jürgen
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Debate about climate change adaptation for biodiversity, and the ethics and consequences of assisted colonization in particular, has polarized professional opinion but the views of the wider community are unknown. We tested four hypotheses about the acceptability of adaptation strategies among a sample of the Australian general public using a combination of direct questions and a choice experiment. We found that (1) among the 80% who wanted extinction avoided, increased in situ management of wild populations was preferred to captive breeding or assisted colonization, (2) preferences for adaptation strategies were not explained by gender, income, education or knowledge about birds, (3) genetically distinctive taxa were not actively preferred, (4) > 60% of respondents were content for conservation managers to make decisions about strategies rather than local communities or the general public. The results provide Australian policy makers with a mandate to bolster efforts to retain existing populations but suggest that assisted colonization and captive breeding could be accepted if essential.
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2017
Date Available: 4-Jul-2019
DDC Class: 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
598 Aves (Vögel)
Subject(s): assisted colonization
captive breeding
choice experiment
climate change
threatened species
Journal Title: Oryx: International Journal of Conservation
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 52
Issue: 2
Publisher DOI: 10.1017/S0030605316001058
Page Start: 325
Page End: 335
EISSN: 1365-3008
ISSN: 0030-6053
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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