A common conservation strategy is to move individual animals from one location to another to boost population numbers and restore ecosystems. However, a new study shows that the dangers of this may, in fact, outweigh the risks.
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The squirrel parapoxvirus is mostly asymptomatic in its grey host; it has little or no effect. However, once the virus is transmitted to their red cousin it causes the fatal disease known as “squirrel pox”.
White-nose syndrome is a disease caused by fungus that grows around the wings and muzzle of the bat and kills them by direct contact when they are hibernating.