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Allison Alberts

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001

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Testing the Utility of Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for West Indian Iguanas

Testing the Utility of Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for West Indian Iguanas

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(p.210) 15 Testing the Utility of Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for West Indian Iguanas
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Iguanas
Author(s):

Allison C. Alberts

Jeffrey M. Lemm

Tandora D. Grant

Lori A. Jackintell

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0018

Headstarting programs involves raising animals in captivity until they reach a larger body size and become less vulnerable to potential predators. This chapter discusses headstarting as a valuable conservation strategy for West Indian iguanas. It presents an experimental headstart program using the Cuban iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila) as a model species. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of headstarting and offers recommendations for future headstarting programs.

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

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