The scientific and management panels both give recommendations to the Board of the Trustee, stipulating research and management needs. Positions on the panels are appointed; members have been or are currently involved with the research and/or species management or have specific areas of relevant expertise.
General recommendations currently include:
- Immediate and ongoing translocation of individuals in order to bolster the gene pool of all populations.
Justification: gene diversity is reduced, populations are isolated and genetic modelling suggests that without immediate rectification the species will suffer inbreeding effects.Ongoing management (Bryan Siebel)
- Negotiate cooperative, cross-boundary and cross-political management.
Justification: landscapes, species and habitats to do not exist in isolation or conform to property or political boundaries - cooperative, scientifically/ecologically-based conservation is more effective than isolated efforts.
- Develop effective, regular population monitoring.
Justification: robust estimates of all populations are critical in order to make and adjust research and management priorities and action.
- Identify and manage areas of suitable habitat for future reintroductions.
Justification: there are a number of reasons to have several populations, including added insurance against disease and wildfire.