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Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. / Callen, Alex; Hayward, Matt W.; Klop-Toker, Kaya; Allen, Benjamin L.; Ballard, Guy; Beranek, Chad T.; Broekhuis, Femke; Bugir, Cassandra K.; Clarke, Rohan H.; Clulow, John; Clulow, Simon; Daltry, Jennifer C.; Davies-Mostert, Harriet T.; Di Blanco, Yamil E.; Dixon, Victoria; Fleming, Peter J. S.; Howell, Lachlan G.; Kerley, Graham I. H.; Legge, Sarah M.; Lenga, Dean J.; Major, Tom; Montgomery, Robert A.; Moseby, Katherine; Meyer, Ninon; Parker, Dan M.; Periquet, Stephanie; Read, John; Scanlon, Robert J.; Shuttleworth, Craig; Tamessar, Cottrell T.; Taylor, William Andrew; Tuft, Katherine; Upton, Rose M. O.; Valenzuela, Marcia; Witt, Ryan R.; Wuster, Wolfgang.

In: Biological Conservation, Vol. 241, 108365, 01.2020.

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Callen, A, Hayward, MW, Klop-Toker, K, Allen, BL, Ballard, G, Beranek, CT, Broekhuis, F, Bugir, CK, Clarke, RH, Clulow, J, Clulow, S, Daltry, JC, Davies-Mostert, HT, Di Blanco, YE, Dixon, V, Fleming, PJS, Howell, LG, Kerley, GIH, Legge, SM, Lenga, DJ, Major, T, Montgomery, RA, Moseby, K, Meyer, N, Parker, DM, Periquet, S, Read, J, Scanlon, RJ, Shuttleworth, C, Tamessar, CT, Taylor, WA, Tuft, K, Upton, RMO, Valenzuela, M, Witt, RR & Wuster, W 2020, 'Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity', Biological Conservation, vol. 241, 108365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

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Callen, A., Hayward, M. W., Klop-Toker, K., Allen, B. L., Ballard, G., Beranek, C. T., Broekhuis, F., Bugir, C. K., Clarke, R. H., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Daltry, J. C., Davies-Mostert, H. T., Di Blanco, Y. E., Dixon, V., Fleming, P. J. S., Howell, L. G., Kerley, G. I. H., Legge, S. M., ... Wuster, W. (2020). Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 241, [108365]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

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Callen A, Hayward MW, Klop-Toker K, Allen BL, Ballard G, Beranek CT, Broekhuis F, Bugir CK, Clarke RH, Clulow J, Clulow S, Daltry JC, Davies-Mostert HT, Di Blanco YE, Dixon V, Fleming PJS, Howell LG, Kerley GIH, Legge SM, Lenga DJ, Major T, Montgomery RA, Moseby K, Meyer N, Parker DM, Periquet S, Read J, Scanlon RJ, Shuttleworth C, Tamessar CT, Taylor WA, Tuft K, Upton RMO, Valenzuela M, Witt RR, Wuster W. 2020. Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 241:Article 108365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

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Callen A, Hayward MW, Klop-Toker K, Allen BL, Ballard G, Beranek CT et al. Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 2020 Jan;241. 108365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

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Callen, Alex ; Hayward, Matt W. ; Klop-Toker, Kaya ; Allen, Benjamin L. ; Ballard, Guy ; Beranek, Chad T. ; Broekhuis, Femke ; Bugir, Cassandra K. ; Clarke, Rohan H. ; Clulow, John ; Clulow, Simon ; Daltry, Jennifer C. ; Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. ; Di Blanco, Yamil E. ; Dixon, Victoria ; Fleming, Peter J. S. ; Howell, Lachlan G. ; Kerley, Graham I. H. ; Legge, Sarah M. ; Lenga, Dean J. ; Major, Tom ; Montgomery, Robert A. ; Moseby, Katherine ; Meyer, Ninon ; Parker, Dan M. ; Periquet, Stephanie ; Read, John ; Scanlon, Robert J. ; Shuttleworth, Craig ; Tamessar, Cottrell T. ; Taylor, William Andrew ; Tuft, Katherine ; Upton, Rose M. O. ; Valenzuela, Marcia ; Witt, Ryan R. ; Wuster, Wolfgang. / Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. In: Biological Conservation. 2020 ; Vol. 241.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Envisioning the future with 'compassionate conservation': An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity

AU - Callen, Alex

AU - Hayward, Matt W.

AU - Klop-Toker, Kaya

AU - Allen, Benjamin L.

AU - Ballard, Guy

AU - Beranek, Chad T.

AU - Broekhuis, Femke

AU - Bugir, Cassandra K.

AU - Clarke, Rohan H.

AU - Clulow, John

AU - Clulow, Simon

AU - Daltry, Jennifer C.

AU - Davies-Mostert, Harriet T.

AU - Di Blanco, Yamil E.

AU - Dixon, Victoria

AU - Fleming, Peter J. S.

AU - Howell, Lachlan G.

AU - Kerley, Graham I. H.

AU - Legge, Sarah M.

AU - Lenga, Dean J.

AU - Major, Tom

AU - Montgomery, Robert A.

AU - Moseby, Katherine

AU - Meyer, Ninon

AU - Parker, Dan M.

AU - Periquet, Stephanie

AU - Read, John

AU - Scanlon, Robert J.

AU - Shuttleworth, Craig

AU - Tamessar, Cottrell T.

AU - Taylor, William Andrew

AU - Tuft, Katherine

AU - Upton, Rose M. O.

AU - Valenzuela, Marcia

AU - Witt, Ryan R.

AU - Wuster, Wolfgang

PY - 2020/1

Y1 - 2020/1

N2 - The ‘Compassionate Conservation’ movement is gaining momentum through its promotion of ‘ethical’ conservation practices based on self-proclaimed principles of ‘first-do-no-harm’ and ‘individuals matter’. We argue that the tenets of ‘Compassionate Conservation’ are ideological - that is, they are not scientifically proven to improve conservation outcomes, yet are critical of the current methods that do. In this paper we envision a future with ‘Compassionate Conservation’ and predict how this might affect global biodiversity conservation. Taken literally, ‘Compassionate Conservation’ will deny current conservation practices such as captive breeding, introduced species control, biocontrol, conservation fencing, translocation, contraception, disease control and genetic introgression. Five mainstream conservation practices are used to illustrate the far-reaching and dire consequences for global biodiversity if governed by ‘Compassionate Conservation’. We acknowledge the important role of animal welfare science in conservation practices but argue that ‘Compassionate Conservation’ aligns more closely with animal liberation principles protecting individuals over populations. Ultimately we fear that a world of ‘Compassionate Conservation’ could stymie the global conservation efforts required to meet international biodiversity targets derived from evidenced based practice, such as the Aichi targets developed by the Convention on Biological Diversity and adopted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the United Nations.

AB - The ‘Compassionate Conservation’ movement is gaining momentum through its promotion of ‘ethical’ conservation practices based on self-proclaimed principles of ‘first-do-no-harm’ and ‘individuals matter’. We argue that the tenets of ‘Compassionate Conservation’ are ideological - that is, they are not scientifically proven to improve conservation outcomes, yet are critical of the current methods that do. In this paper we envision a future with ‘Compassionate Conservation’ and predict how this might affect global biodiversity conservation. Taken literally, ‘Compassionate Conservation’ will deny current conservation practices such as captive breeding, introduced species control, biocontrol, conservation fencing, translocation, contraception, disease control and genetic introgression. Five mainstream conservation practices are used to illustrate the far-reaching and dire consequences for global biodiversity if governed by ‘Compassionate Conservation’. We acknowledge the important role of animal welfare science in conservation practices but argue that ‘Compassionate Conservation’ aligns more closely with animal liberation principles protecting individuals over populations. Ultimately we fear that a world of ‘Compassionate Conservation’ could stymie the global conservation efforts required to meet international biodiversity targets derived from evidenced based practice, such as the Aichi targets developed by the Convention on Biological Diversity and adopted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the United Nations.

KW - Captive breeding

KW - Invasive species

KW - Translocation

KW - Contraception

KW - Inbreeding

U2 - 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

DO - 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

M3 - Article

VL - 241

JO - Biological Conservation

JF - Biological Conservation

SN - 0006-3207

M1 - 108365

ER -