Islands as refuges for threatened species: multispecies translocation and evidence of species interactions four decades on

Australia has one of the worst mammal extinction rates in the world, with translocations to refuge locations increasingly being advocated to help address problems of species decline. Offshore islands can function as these refuges, removing species from threatening processes and providing a source of animals for reintroduction. We examine the results of a multispecies translocation onto Wedge Island, off the South Australian coast 30–40 years ago. Read more via Australian Mammalogy!

Authors: Dr. Bertram Ostendorf, Dr. Wayne Boardman, Dr. David Taggart