Conserving threatened arctic fox populations in Norway through captive breeding and reintroduction
The arctic fox is classified as highly endangered in Scandinavia and has almost disappeared from many mountain plateaus during recent decades. A captive breeding and reintroduction program, part of the national action plan to protect arctic fox populations in Norway, has been designed to re-establish and strengthen small populations of the endangered arctic fox. Monitoring of captive-born foxes over a large geographical range, from release to establishment and reproduction, allows assessing the success of the program, and highlights the capacity for long-range movements of Arctic foxes in fragmented mountain areas.
Presented by Anne-Mathilde Thierry, Post-doctoral fellow, University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR)
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