Remove/control non-native species that could interbreed with native species
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Hybridisation of non-native mammals with closely related native species can threaten local populations (e.g. Biedrzycka et al. 2020; Nussberger et al. 2014). Attempts may be made to reduce the risk through carrying out lethal control of the non-native species. The strategy can be difficult to execute, due to difficulties in separating hybrids from parent species.
Biedrzycka A., Solarz W. & Okarma H. (2012) Hybridization between native and introduced species of deer in Eastern Europe. Journal of Mammalogy, 93, 1331–1341,
Nussberger B., Wandeler P., Weber D. & Keller L.F. (2014) Monitoring introgression in European wildcats in the Swiss Jura. Conservation Genetics, 15, 1219–1230.