⇒ November 26 – 29, 2021 ⇐

Alpha Wildlife Summits

Mammal Trapping

Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare
& International Standards

Video Summit

Sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Humane Trapping

WildAid Canada Society

Alpha Wildlife Research & Management

About the Event

Mammal Trapping plays an important role in today’s societies. While trapping is part of land-based lifestyles, it is also used in wildlife management and conservation programs to monitor and control wildlife populations, agricultural landscapes to remove animals which cause significant damages to crops and livestock, and in research to better understand the ecological needs of a species.

However, the way with which trapping is being carried out and its impact on mammal populations are a source of societal concerns. Furthermore, recent scientific investigations and reviews have shown that current animal trapping devices and standards fail to meet state-of-the-art trapping technology. (Updating the AIHTS Trapping Standards to Improve Animal Welfare and Capture Efficiency and Selectivity)

Video Summit aims to:

1. Review animal welfare science in mammal trapping;

2. Review the role of mammal trapping in wildlife conservation and management programmes; and

3. Discuss and develop state-of-the-art international mammal trapping standards to properly address animal welfare, and trapping efficiency and selectivity.

Summit Presentations

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The Five Ws Of Mammal Trapping

Presenter: G. Proulx
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada

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Foot-Hold Predator Trapping In Australia: Historical, Current & A Future Pathway For Humane Use

Presenters: P. D. Meek, G. Ballard, G. Mifsud and P. Fleming
♦ University of New England & NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia

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Animal Welfare Issues Pertaining To The Trapping Of North American River Otters In Relation To The North American Model Of Wildlife Conservation & The Furbearer Management System In The United States

Presenters: T. Serfass et al.
♦ Frostburg State University, USA

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Inadequate Implementations of AIHTS Mammal Trapping Standards in Canada

Presenters: P. Feldstein and G. Proulx
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada

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Approval Of Live Capture & Killing Trap Systems - Improvements Can Be Made Through Behavioral & Physiological Evaluation

Presenters: E. Ågren, U. A. Bergvall, J. Lindsjö, Å. Fahlman, O. Höglund, T. A. Norling, and P. Kjellander
♦ National Veterinary Institute (Sweden), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Department of Clinical Sciences, Uppsala University

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Testing Animal Welfare Of Snap & Electronic Traps Against House Mice (Mus Musculus)

Presenters: A Schlötelburg, A. Geduhn, E. Schmolz, and A. Friesen
♦ Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany

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Modifications To Improve The Performance Of Mammal Trapping Systems

Presenter: G. Proulx
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada

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Improving Animal Welfare Outcomes for Trapped Terrestrial Mammals

Presenters: B. Allen, P. Meek, G. Ballard, P. Fleming and D. Smith
♦ University of Queensland, University of New England & NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia

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Trapping Carnivores: The Role Of Physiological Parameters As Capture Stress Biomarkers

Presenter: F. Nájera
♦ University of Madrid, Spain

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Empowering The Public To Be Critical Consumers Of Mammal Trapping (Mis)Information: The Case Of The Northern Raccoon Captured in a Conibear 220 Trap In A Kansas City Suburb

Presenter: E. Stevens and G. Proulx
♦ USA & Canada

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Impact Of Wild Mammal Trapping On Domestic Animals - A Search Into An Unmindful & Undisclosed World

Presenters: K. Villeneuve and G. Proulx
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada

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Trapping Success Of Black-backed Jackals (Canis Mesomelas) in South Africa, Relative To Land Use Type

Presenters: A. Botha, M. Drouilly, K. Koeppell, and A. Le Roux
♦ South Africa

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Trapping Within The Context Of A Conservation & Reintroduction Program: The Iberian Lynx (Lynx Pardinus) As A Case Example

Presenters: F.Nájera, T. del Rey-Wamba and G. López Zamora
♦ University of Madrid & Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía, Spain

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Behavioral & Physiological Impact Of Trapping For Scientific Purposes On European Mesocarnivores

Presenters: P. Monterroso, F. Díaz-Ruiz, P. Ferreras, and N. Santos
♦ Universidade do Porto, Portugal

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Assessing Welfare While Capturing Free-Ranging Sunda Clouded Leopards (Neofelis Diardi) By Cage-Traps: Effects Of Physical Restraint On Serum Biochemistry

Presenters: F. Nájera and A. J. Hearn
♦ University of Madrid, Spain & University of Oxford, UK
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International Mammal Trapping Standards - Part 1: Prerequisites

Presenters: G. Proulx, B. Allen, M. Cattet, P. Feldstein, G. Iossa, P. Meek, T. Serfass, C. Soulsbury
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada, University of Queensland, Australia, Yukon Fish & Wildlife, Canada, University of Lincoln, UK, University of New England, Australia, & Frostburg State University, USA

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International Mammal Trapping Standards - Part 2: Killing Trap Systems

Presenters: G. Proulx, B. Allen, M. Cattet, P. Feldstein, G. Iossa, P. Meek, T. Serfass, C. Soulsbury
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada, University of Queensland, Australia, Yukon Fish & Wildlife, Canada, University of Lincoln, UK, University of New England, Australia, & Frostburg State University, USA

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International Mammal Trapping Standards - Part 3: Restraining Trap Systems

Presenters: G. Proulx, B. Allen, M. Cattet, P. Feldstein, G. Iossa, P. Meek, T. Serfass, C. Soulsbury
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada, University of Queensland, Australia, Yukon Fish & Wildlife, Canada, University of Lincoln, UK, University of New England, Australia, & Frostburg State University, USA

Summit Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:

The following schedule was developed to allow presenters and participants from all time zones to attend the Summit. Unfortunately, the schedule requires that some of you get up early or stay up late. For this reason, different subjects will be presented on a daily basis to accommodate presenters who live far from us. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the schedule. The following is an example of the difficulty associated with the time zones:

Time in Alberta, Canada In Australia In Europe (depending on country) In South Africa
12:00 noon 06:00, the following day 19:00 – 20:00 21:00
13:00 07:00, the following day 20:00 – 21:00 22:00
14:00 08:00, the following day 21:00 – 22:00 23:00
15:00 09:00, the following day 22:00 – 23:00 24:00 midnight

Because there is some variation in time among countries and continents, please make sure that you know when your time corresponds with the Alberta time.

PERIOD (Alberta Time) PRESENTER DURATION OF PRESENTATION (MIN) DURATION OF QUESTION PERIOD (MIN) TITLE
12:30 – 12:40 Jessica Malyk 10 Procedural Notes
12:40 – 12:50 Gilbert Proulx 10 Opening Remarks
12:55 – 13:35 Gilbert Proulx 30 10 The Five Ws of Mammal Trapping
13:40 – 14:20 Thomas Serfass 30 10 Animal Welfare Issues Pertaining To The Trapping Of North American River Otters
14:25 – 15:05 Paul Meek (27 Nov in Australia) 30 10 Foothold Trapping For Predators: Australia’s History
PERIOD (Alberta Time) PRESENTER DURATION OF PRESENTATION (MIN) DURATION OF QUESTION PERIOD (MIN) TITLE
11:30 – 11:35 Jessica Malyk 5 Procedural Notes
11:40 – 12:10 Pauline Feldstein 20 10 Inadequate Implementation of AIHTS Mammal Trapping Standards in Canada
12:15 – 12:55 Erik Ågren 30 10 Approval Of Live Capture And Killing Trap Constructions in Sweden
13:00 – 13:30 Kim Villeneuve 20 10 Impact Of Wild Mammal Trapping On Dogs And Cats
13:35 – 14:05 Gilbert Proulx 20 10 Modifications To Improve The Performance Of Mammal Trapping Systems

PERIOD (Alberta Time) PRESENTER DURATION OF PRESENTATION (MIN) DURATION OF QUESTION PERIOD (MIN) TITLE
10:20 – 10:25 Jessica Malyk 5 Procedural Notes
10:30 -11:00 Fernando Nájera 20 10 Trapping Within The Context Of Conservation And Reintroduction Programs: The Iberian Linx
11:05 – 11:35 Anke Geduhn 20 10 Testing Animal Welfare Of Snap And Electrocution Traps Against House Mice
11:40 – 12:10 Fernando Nájera 20 10 Assessing Welfare While Capturing Free-Ranging Sunda Clouded Leopards
12:15 – 12:45 Elizabeth Stevens 20 10 Empowering The Public To Be Critical Consumers Of Mammal Trapping (Mis)Information
12:50 – 13:20 Pedro Monterroso 20 10 Physiological And Behavioural Impact Of Trapping For Scientific Purposes On European Mesocarnivores
13:25 – 13:55 Fernando Nájera 20 10 Trapping Carnivores: The Role Of Physiological Parameters As Capture Stress Biomarkers
14:00 – 14:40 Ben Allen (29 Nov in Australia) 30 10 Improving Animal Welfare Outcomes For Trapped Terrestrial Mammals
PERIOD (Alberta Time) PRESENTER DURATION OF PRESENTATION (MIN) DURATION OF QUESTION PERIOD (MIN) TITLE
11:30 – 11:40 Jessica Malyk 5 Procedural Notes
11:45 – 12:15 Donald Broom 20 10 Some Thoughts On The Impact Of Trapping On Mammal Welfare With Emphasis On Snares
12:20 – 12:50 Alexander Botha 20 10 Trapping Success Of Black-Backed Jackals In South Africa Relative To Land Use Type
12:55 – 13:35 Gilbert Proulx 30 10 International Mammal Trapping Standards – Part 1: Prerequisites
13:40 – 14:10 Gilbert Proulx 20 10 International Mammal Trapping Standards – Part 2: Killing Trap Systems
14:15 – 14:45 Gilbert Proulx 20 10 International Mammal Trapping Standards – Part 3: Restraining Trap Systems
14:50 – 15:05 Gilbert Proulx 5 Closing Remarks

Registration is Open!

Video Summit Attendee Pricing

Information for Attendees:

The Mammal Trapping Summit organized by Alpha Wildlife Summits will be held from November 26 to 29, 2021. We will use a Professional Zoom Video Conference package. You will be sent an email with a Zoom Link that will be used for each day of the conference, with the day corresponding to the MST date. Each day of the conference will have a unique Zoom email with a link – all participants will be required to click on the invitation link and join the meeting. During the whole conference, Hosts and the Scheduled Panelist will have microphone access; microphone access will not be enabled for participants unless the question sent in requires further explanation, in which case microphone access will be granted. Participants will be encouraged to use the Q&A section of the Zoom Webinar during the scheduled question period with an inquiry. Because of time constrictions, we will not be able to accommodate all questions – the Host will select the questions with the most relevance to the topic and read them; the presenter will then provide an answer.

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