This month the IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group has published the next edition in its Global Re-introduction Perspectives series. This fifth edition provides 54 reintroduction case studies covering invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and plants.
ALERT’s contribution “Re-introduction of the African lion from a captive origin: Zambia & Zimbabwe”, written by ALERT’s Executive Committee, Dr. Norman Monks, Dr. Jackie Abell and David Youldon, can be read by downloading the book from here (see pages 153 – 156).
The case study summarises the aims of the African Lion & Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Programme, and reports on the success and failures of this ongoing conservation project.
Lead author David Youldon is a member of the IUCN SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and affiliated with Edinburgh University. All three of ALERT’s Executive Committee are additionally members of the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, whilst Dr. Abell is affiliated with Coventry University and Dr. Monks with the African Lion Working Group.