The accidental release of exotic species from breeding colonies and zoological collections.

Abstract : Exotic species have often been introduced into a new country in zoological or botanical gardens or on game and fur farms. When accidentally or deliberately released, these alien species can become invasive and have negative impacts on native plant and animal communities and human activities. This article focuses on a selection of such invasive species: principally the American mink (Neovison vison), but also the coypu (Myocastor coypus), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), raccoon (Procyon lotor) and African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus). In each of these cases, the authors describe the biological characteristics and life history of the species, in relation to its invasive capacity, the origins and establishment of non-native populations, the environmental consequences and possible control measures. The main negative impacts observed are the destruction of habitat, the introduction and/or spread of pathogens and changes in the composition of native communities with consequent effects on biodiversity.
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Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics), 2010, 29 (1), pp.113-22
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J. Barrat, C. Richomme, M. Moinet. The accidental release of exotic species from breeding colonies and zoological collections.. Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics), 2010, 29 (1), pp.113-22. 〈hal-00506073〉

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