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Implications of squirrelpox virus for successful red squirrel translocations within mainland UK

Sainsbury, Anthony W.; Chantrey, Julian; Ewen, John G.; Gurnell, John; Hudson, Peter; Karesh, William B.; Kock, Richard A.; Lurz, Peter W.W.; Meredith, Anna; Tompkins, Daniel M.

Authors

Anthony W. Sainsbury

Julian Chantrey

John G. Ewen

John Gurnell

Peter Hudson

William B. Karesh

Richard A. Kock

Peter W.W. Lurz

Daniel M. Tompkins



Abstract

Remnant red squirrel populations in the UK mainland are threatened by squirrelpox viral disease and the reservoir of the squirrelpox virus, the invasive grey squirrel, is expanding its range. Until this threat can be effectively mitigated, there is a high risk from disease outbreaks, following proposed conservation translocation of red squirrels.

Citation

Sainsbury, A. W., Chantrey, J., Ewen, J. G., Gurnell, J., Hudson, P., Karesh, W. B., ā€¦Tompkins, D. M. (2020). Implications of squirrelpox virus for successful red squirrel translocations within mainland UK. Conservation Science and Practice, 2(6), Article e200. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.200

Journal Article Type Letter
Online Publication Date Mar 28, 2020
Publication Date 2020-06
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2024
Journal Conservation Science and Practice
Print ISSN 2578-4854
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 6
Article Number e200
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.200