Original Published Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2013

Media issued by ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
In a bid to save endangered animals from extinction by  climate change, a team of Australian and New Zealand environmental scientists  has pioneered a revolutionary way of deciding whether animals can safely be  re-located. The researchers have 'test-driven' the new framework using the  hypothetical case of the New Zealand tuatara, the country's largest reptile, which is being considered for relocation from its home on a number of small  offshore islands in the north of NZ to the South Island, where it is currently extinct. The study was co-funded by The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED).