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No science, no success and still no need for captive-origin lion reintroduction: a reply to Abell & Youldon

  • Luke T.B. Hunter (a1), Paula White (a2), Philipp Henschel (a1), Laurence Frank (a1), Cole Burton (a3), Andrew Loveridge (a4), Guy Balme (a1), Christine Breitenmoser (a5) and Urs Breitenmoser (a5)...
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Abell, J. & Youldon, D. (2013) Attending to the ‘biological, technical, financial and sociological factors' of lion conservation: a response to Hunter et al.. Oryx, 47, 2526.
Greenwood, A.D., Tsangaras, K., Ho, S.Y.W., Szentiks, C.A., Nikolin, V.M., Ma, G. et al. (2012) A potentially fatal mix of herpes in zoos. Current Biology, 18, 17271731.
Hunter, L.T.B, Pretorius, K., Carlisle, L., Rickelton, M., Walker, C., Slotow, R. & Skinner, J.D. (2007) Restoring lions Panthera leo to Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: short-term biological and technical success but equivocal long-term conservation. Oryx, 41, 196204.
Jule, K.R., Leaver, L.A. & Lea, S.E.G. (2008) The effects of captive experience on reintroduction survival in carnivores: a review and analysis. Biological Conservation, 141, 355363.
Slotow, R. & Hunter, L.T.B. (2009) Reintroduction decisions taken at the incorrect social scale devalue their conservation contribution: the African lion in South Africa. In Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators (eds Hayward, M. & Somers, M.), pp. 4371. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.

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