Coordinator: Rebecca Loiseleur
Institution: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
|• Population restoration
The Ural owl is listed as IUCN Least Concern with a stable population in the wild. However, population restoration (locally) are required to keep the population stable. This can only be done by following the rules and procedures as laid out in the Population Management Manual and following the IUCN Guidelines for Reintroduction and Other Conservation Translation. Furthermore, the origin of any individual animal needs to be know and genetic research may be needed to determine the subspecies.
Built an insurance population for the subspecies Strix uralensis macroura. We have to make sure we use birds of a known origin.
Should the reintroductions go as planned and are correctly done then these can be used as examples of (successful) reintroduction stories.
In January 2020, the Ural owl EEP had 139 animals in 54 institutions.