Coming November 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.

Potential Presentations

All wildlife professionals wishing to give one or more presentations at the Video Summit and publish one or more papers, please click here for more information on submission procedures.

*Please note: All presentations listed below will be Peer Reviewed by October 1, 2021 and the below list is subject to change. Once presentations have been accepted, more information will become available to summit attendees.

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The Five Ws Of Mammal Trapping

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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 and G. López Zamora
♦ University of Madrid & Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía, Spain

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Identifying Areas Of Improvement For Mammal Trapping Efficiency, Selectivity, Welfare & Ecological Impacts

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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An Assessment Of Trapping Efficiency For The Control Of American Mink (Neovison Vison) In Patagonia

Presenters: G. Medina-Vogel, F. Muñoz, M. Moeggenberg, C. Calvo-Mac, M. Barros-Lama, N. Ulloa, and D. J. Pons
♦ Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Selectivity Of Ugglan Multiple Capture Traps

Presenters: B. Walther, C. Imholt, P. Koch, and J. Jacob
♦ Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Impact Of Wild Mammal Trapping On Domestic Animals - 10 Years Of Cases In Canada

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Are Live-Traps Inherently Humane?

Presenter: D. Pauli
♦ Humane Society of the United States

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Modifications To Trapping Systems To Improve Humaneness & Selectivity In Mammal Trapping

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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The Impact Of Trapping On Mammal Welfare With Emphasis On Snares & Rodent Traps

Presenter: D. M. Broom
♦ University of Cambridge, UK

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Problems With The Enforcement Of Mammal Trapping Standards In North America

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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Using Remote Video-Cameras To Assess Injuries & Behaviours Of Trapped Animals

Presenters: G. Proulx and T. Serfass
♦ Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada & Frostburg State University, US

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Scientific Assessment Of The Welfare Of Trapped Mammals - Updated Thinking On The Use Of The Sharp & Saunders Humaneness Assessment Model

Presenters: N.J. Beausoleil, S.E. Baker, T. Sharp
♦ Massey University, New Zealand, University of Oxford, UK & NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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

Presenter: F. Nájera
♦ University of Madrid, Spain

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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Hematological & Biochemical Indicators Of Trap-Induced Stress & Injury

Presenters: F. Nájera, M. Cattet, and G. Proulx
♦ University of Madrid, Spain, Yukon Fish & Wildlife, Canada, & Alpha Wildlife Research & Management, Canada

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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International Mammal Trapping Standards

Presenters: G. Proulx, B. Allen, M. Cattet, G. Iossa, P. Meek, T. Serfass, C. Soulsbury et al.
♦ 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

» PENDING PEER REVIEW «

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