Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Malcolm Gordon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240247

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 23 October 2017

Experimental Strategies for the Recovery of Depleted Populations of West Indian Rock Iguanas

Experimental Strategies for the Recovery of Depleted Populations of West Indian Rock Iguanas

Chapter:
(p.83) 6 Experimental Strategies for the Recovery of Depleted Populations of West Indian Rock Iguanas
Source:
Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology
Author(s):

Allison C. Alberts

John A. Phillips

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0006

This chapter discusses experimental approaches for the conservation of West Indian rock iguanas. It presents the Cuban iguana (Cyclura nubile) as an ideal model to develop experimental conservation strategies that can be applied to the more highly endangered West Indian iguanas. It discusses two conservation strategies: the experimental alteration of iguana social structure by removing high-ranking males, and headstarting, a technique whereby individuals are raised in captivity until they reach a larger body size that makes them less vulnerable to predation.

Keywords:   West Indian rock iguanas, Cuban iguana, Cyclura nubila, conservation strategies, headstarting

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.