September 5, 2012
AFWA’s U.S. Furbearer Conservation Technical Work Group, which oversees the Humane Capture Research Program, recently released a new Best Management Practices for Trapping in the U.S. document (BMP). The new BMP presents the traps and trapping techniques that can be used to humanely capture ringtail, along with information on this unique furbearers ecology and population status. The information in this BMP document is especially useful to researchers, managers and fur harvesters interested in capturing ringtails using the most effective techniques.
Since the first BMP on trapping was released in 2003, 20 other BMP documents have been produced for a wide range of the furbearers commonly trapped in the U.S. All of the BMPs and numerous other works of AFWA’s U.S. Furbearer Conservation Technical Work Group can be found at: http://www.fishwildlife.org/index.php?section=furbearer_management&activator=27
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