The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

February 2016

Publication type:

Position statement



Plants and animals for conservation, 2016

This position statement sets out the Trust's stance on the translocation of plants and animals for the purposes of conservation.

In the face of increasing environmental change, especially climate change, and pressures on biodiversity, it can be an effective conservation strategy. However, it also carries risks.

This statement sets out both sides of the argument and explains the Trust’s position.

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