Shifting foundations and metrics for golden-cheeked warbler recovery

Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Using the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) as a case study, this paper discusses what lessons can be learned from the process of the emergency listing and subsequent development of the recovery plan. Are the metrics for recovery in the current warbler plan appropriate, including population size and distribution (recovery units), migration corridors, and wintering habitat? In other words, what happened, what can we learn, and what should happen (in general) in the future for development of such plans? We discuss the number of recovery units required for species persistence and estimate the number of male warblers in protected areas across the breeding range of the species, using newly published density estimates. We also discuss future monitoring strategies to estimate warbler population trends and dispersal rates.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Shifting foundations and metrics for golden-cheeked warbler recovery
Series title Wildlife Society Bulletin
DOI 10.1002/wsb.181
Volume 36
Issue 3
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher The Wildlife Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page 415
Last page 422
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