Animals Back Into The Wild

1671 Words Oct 14th, 2014 7 Pages
Abstract The release of animals back into the wild plays a substantial role in the welfare of them and in the conservation of endangered species. Despite the importance in the welfare and conservation, another reason to release wild animals is the scientific purpose considerations, such as monitoring diseases, and environmental problems. The factors that should be considered in a releasing process are divided in six areas: the ability of the animals to acquire and process food, ability to avoid predators, interaction with conspecifics, locate and build nests, locomotion in complex terrains, and orientate in a complex habitat. The problems related with releasing wild animals regard the individual, which is at risk of contracting diseases present in the wild; the wild population, which is susceptible to novel pathogens carried by the animal being introduced; and humans and domestic animals that are susceptible to attacks and contraction of diseases. Despite the problems, releasing animals is beneficial for both humans, due to local environmental awareness, education, and job opportunities; and the species being released, due to positive impact in the wild population. Lastly, post-releasing monitoring has a great role in the success of wild animals release and the methods used to monitor can be direct and/or indirect.

The reintroduction of wild animals has a significant importance in the conservation of endangered species, in the way that it helps to prevent them…
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