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CONTAINMENT

Definition

Sometimes introductions may have adequate health certification but still be viewed as potential ecological risks. To determine the potential of such risks it may ultimately be necessary to establish some animals in an escape-proof environment to carry out tests or for breeding, for example in order to establish monosex or sterile progeny. The essential features of containment facilities are that: (a) animals cannot escape and that the regulatory authority has agreed the design (b) the design minimizes any risk of operator error causing animal escape (c) unauthorized persons cannot gain access to and thus cause the release of contained animals.

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