Study

Spatial organization of a reintroduced population of bobcats

  • Published source details Diefenbach D.R., Hansen L.A., Warren R.J. & Conroy M.J. (2006) Spatial organization of a reintroduced population of bobcats. Journal of Mammalogy, 87, 394-401

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range

Action Link
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range

    A study in 1988–1991 on an offshore island dominated by temperate forest in Georgia, USA (Diefenbach et al. 2006) found that translocated bobcats Lynx rufus increased in numbers and reproduced in the wild. One year after the first releases, population density was 1 bobcat/10 km2. One year after the second releases, population density was 3 bobcats/10 km2. Over the two years after the first releases, 12 offspring were born. In September–December of 1988–1989, thirty-two bobcats fitted with radio-collars were released on Cumberland Island. Bobcats had previously become extinct on the island, in 1907. Radio signals were monitored throughout the year from the ground or from an aircraft. If females showed reduced movement, their location was visited to identify if they had given birth.

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