The effectiveness of removing predators to protect bird populations

  • Published source details Côté I.M. & Sutherland W.J. (1997) The effectiveness of removing predators to protect bird populations. Conservation Biology, 11, 395-405.


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Remove or control predators to enhance bird populations and communities

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Bird Conservation
  1. Remove or control predators to enhance bird populations and communities

    A meta-analysis of 20 published studies (Côté & Sutherland 1997) showed that predator removal had a large, positive effect on hatching success – with removal areas showing higher hatching success on average than 75% of control areas – and led to a significant increase in post-breeding population size (i.e. autumn density), although no significant impact was detected on breeding population size.


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