Relocate reptiles (including eggs and hatchlings) following oil spills
Overall effectiveness category Evidence not assessed
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Relocating reptiles may be considered as a response of last resort following oil spills. Previous cases have involved moving thousands of sea turtle eggs or hatchlings (e.g. Safina 2011; Gaskill 2010), and as such great care should be taken when considering the potential risks and benefits that such large scale relocations may entail.
Gaskill M. (2010) Turtle rescue plan succeeds. Available at https://www.nature.com/news/2010/101008/full/news.2010.528.html?s=news_rss. Accessed 13 May 2021. doi:10.1038/news.2010.528
Safina C. (2011) The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout: a little hindsight. PLoS Biology, 9: e1001049.