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Individual study: Is translocation of problematic jaguars (Panthera onca) an effective strategy to resolve human-predator conflicts? CEE protocol 08-018 (SR55)

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Isasi-Catala E. (2010) Is translocation of problematic jaguars (Panthera onca) an effective strategy to resolve human-predator conflicts? CEE protocol 08-018 (SR55). Collaboration for Environmental Evidence


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Translocate predators away from livestock to reduce human-wildlife conflict Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

A systematic review published in 2010 of studies in forest and savanna areas in Venezuela and Brazil (Isasi-Catala 2010) found insufficient evidence to determine whether or not translocating jaguars Panthera onca reduced livestock predation by jaguars, or hunting of jaguars or whether it increased survival of translocated individuals. Ten studies met review criteria. Of these, seven provided only qualitative data, whilst the three quantitative studies had methodological limitations. No evidence was identified for effectiveness of translocation in reducing livestock predation by jaguars or reducing hunting of jaguars. Of 14 translocated jaguars, four survived translocation and the follow-up monitoring period of three weeks to eight months, four died during capture or post-release monitoring and six further animals were insufficiently monitored to determine post-release survival. Keyword and database searches were used to collect 3,200 articles evaluating jaguar translocation. Of these, 10 met pre-defined criteria for inclusion in the review.

(Summarised by Matt Rogan)