Temporarily hold females and offspring in fenced area to increase survival of young
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Survival of new-born mammals can be low, due to a variety of factors including predation. Capturing pregnant females and temporarily holding them and their new-born offspring in fenced areas within their native range (short-term or ‘maternal penning’), for the first few weeks of life when young are most vulnerable to predation, may result in increased survival of young. This could help to slow decline, maintain or increase population size.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation - Published 2020
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation