How Wildlife Translocation affects Biodiversity

Animals live in a world with limits and conditions that humans can hardly understand. Animal control officers in charge of Wildlife Removal Hamilton, who try to transfer an animal due to its nuisance, can often create unintended consequences. Relocating animals is dangerous for the animal as well as the larger biodiversity in the area where they are being moved.

Let us find out more about why effective exclusion is better than relocation for preventing animal invaders.

Relocated animals have to co-exist with other local animals
Relocating an animal from their habitat onto a piece of land hundreds of miles away can be very similar to moving a human to live with a stranger in an unknown city.

Mother animals who have kids or pups are especially vulnerable to relocation. Their focus must now be split between protecting their young from predators and caring for them. Moreover, separation of mother and children during relocation can be fatal for children.

Under certain circumstances, species may be introduced to areas they are not normally found due to relocation. The relocated animals can now feed on species facing near extinction, and this could have a serious impact on local biodiversity. Merely relocating a intruding animal to another area won’t solve the problem, but it may cause a different problem to someone in some other area.

For all the above-mentioned problems, Hamilton Wildlife removal offers affordable and professional wildlife removal services that are humane, ecologically responsible, and environmentally sound.

Effects of Wildlife Translocation

Risk of Disease spread.

Wild animals are not able to see doctors regularly, so they can often transmit illnesses to other animals or humans. Animals that come in proximity to each other during the relocation process run a high chance of contracting diseases. Animals that are transported into new territories have the potential of spreading infectious diseases to the existing population. Not only does it have a negative effect on the local ecosystem, but it also poses a considerable risk to the adjoining populations of humans who might come in contact with the disease-causing pathogens or be exposed.

Relocation does not prevent intrusion.
Even though you have moved, it does not stop animals from entering your property. If your home is breached large enough to allow one animal in, the chances are that other animals will also be able to access it. There are many other animals in North American neighborhoods that would love to have a safe, secure, isolated place to call their own.

Exclusion and coordinated removal keep animals outside.

The best strategy to eliminate unwelcome species from your land is to keep it as unattractive to passer animals as possible. Preventive measures include closing small openings, removing bird and pet food, and tightening trash lids. Urban as well as suburban residents often think that providing shelter, food, or water to animals is a way to help the environment. It is important to understand that such unwanted care can in fact cause more harm by making animals get used to human contact. Expert inspection and exclusion are essential after an animal is removed to prevent it from returning.