Animal personality and conservation : basics for inspiring new research

de Azevedo, CS ORCID: and Young, RJ ORCID: 2021, 'Animal personality and conservation : basics for inspiring new research' , Animals, 11 (4) , e1019.

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The number of animal species threatened with extinction are increasing every year, and biologists are conducting animal translocations, as one strategy, to try to mitigate this situation. Furthermore, researchers are evaluating methods to increase translocation success, and one area that shows promise is the study of animal personality. Animal personality can be defined as behavioral and physiological differences between individuals of the same species, which are stable in time and across different contexts. In the present paper, we discuss how animal personality can increase the success of translocation, as well as in the management of animals intended for translocation by evaluating personality characteristics of the individuals. Studies of the influence of birthplace, parental behavior, stress resilience, and risk assessment can be important to select the most appropriate individuals to be released. Finally, we explain the two methods used to gather personality data.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Morris, P (Editor), Ceballos, MC (Editor) and Sant’Anna, A (Editor)
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: eissn 2076-2615 **History: published 04-04-2021; accepted 01-04-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Animals
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2076-2615
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 13:41
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