CAN WE TEACH PREDATOR SAVVY-NESS?

Predation by cats and foxes is the chief cause of reintroduction failure in Australian mammals. Australian mammals are vulnerable to predation because they have not evolved effective defences against these introduced predators. This project will determine if predator training and selective screening of individuals for predator avoidance traits can improve reintroduction success. We will evaluate novel methods to enhance predator avoidance behaviour that use wild endangered-prey populations and real predators over successive generations. The results will be used to improve re-introduction protocols for threatened mammals and reestablish populations of endangered wildlife.

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adelaide university