Creative Conservation

Creative Conservation
Author: P.J. Olney,G. Mace,A. Feistner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401107211
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Past progress and future challenges R.J. Wheater Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. In the past two decades much has been achieved in the sphere of breeding endangered species, and we should be pleased that our co operative efforts have already borne so much fruit. However, on balance and despite the best efforts of conservationists, the position of wildlife in the wild places where they are best conserved has become worse, often dramatically worse. Before returning to the United Kingdom in 1972, I was in Uganda for 16 years, most of which time was spent as Chief Warden of Murchison Falls National Park. Our main problem was that an over-population of large mammals was having a devastating impact on the habitat. Devas tation was being wrought on woodland areas by the arrival of large numbers of elephants into the sanctuary of the Park, following changes in land use in the areas outside the Park. These changes were in response to the requirements of an ever-expanding human population.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids
Author: David W. Macdonald,Claudio Sillero-Zubiri
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2004-06-24
ISBN: 0191523356
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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No group of wild mammals so universally captures the emotions of people world-wide than do wild canids. That emotion can be enchantment and fascination, but it can also be loathing, because the opportunism that is the hallmark of the dog family also leads them into conflict with humans. In the developed world at least, the fascination with wild canids doubtless stems from people's captivation with domestic dogs - everybody feels they are an expert on canids! While most people may be familiar with only the better known members of the dog family, such as the grey wolf and the red fox, there are in fact 36 species of wolves, dogs, jackals and foxes. They attract hugely disproportionate interest from academics, conservationists, veterinarians, wildlife managers and the general public. This book brings together in single volume an astonishing synthesis of research done in the last twenty years and is the first truly compendious synthesis on wild canids. Beginning with a complete account of all 36 canid species, there follow six review chapters that emphasise topics most relevant to canid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, behavioural ecology, population genetics, diseases, conflict/control of troublesome species, and conservation tools. Fifteen detailed case studies then delve deeply into the very best species investigations currently available written by all the leading figures in the field. Much of the material is previously unpublished and will make fascinating reading far beyond the confines of canid specialists. These chapters portray the unique attributes of wild canids, their fascinating (and conflictive) relationship with man, and suggestions for future research and conservation measures for the Canidae. While most canid species are widespread and thrive in human dominated landscapes, several are in severe jeopardy; habitat loss, illegal hunting, persecution by farmers and disease all imperil dwindling populations. A final chapter analyses the requirements of, and approaches to, practical conservation, with lessons that go far beyond the dog family. It concentrates particular attention on priorities for the protection of the most threatened canid species, including the red wolf, African wild dog, Ethiopian wolf, Island fox and Darwin's fox. The wild canids provide examples that will thrill the evolutionary biologists and theoretician, enthral the natural historian and challenge the conservationist and wildlife manager. Anybody interested in evolutionary and behavioural biology, in mammals, in the environment, or in conservation will find much that is new and enriching in this book.

Awakening Spirits

Awakening Spirits
Author: Richard Reading,Brian Miller,Amy Masching,Rob Edward,Michael Phillips
Publsiher: Fulcrum Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1555917836
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening Spirits Book Excerpt:

This illustrated collection offers fascinating insight on restoring the wolf population to the Southern Rockies. Detailed reports by wildlife biologists, geographers, legal and policy experts, and conservationists provide a comprehensive look at not only the ecological imperatives, but also the history, legal framework, and public attitudes affecting the future of wolves.

Behaviour and Conservation

Behaviour and Conservation
Author: L. Morris Gosling,William J. Sutherland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2000-02-24
ISBN: 9780521665391
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behaviour and Conservation Book Excerpt:

Shows how an understanding of behaviour is essential in the conservation of animals.

The Swift Fox

The Swift Fox
Author: University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Publsiher: University of Regina Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780889771543
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swift Fox Book Excerpt:

In 1998, biologists and endangered species experts met at an international symposium on swift foxes held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to exchange information and identify the state-of-the-science of swift fox ecology and status in North America. Papers presented at the symposium, together with other written afterwards, are brought together in this peer-reviewed volume.

Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics

Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics
Author: George Amato,Rob DeSalle,Oliver A. Ryder,Howard C. Rosenbaum
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-06-26
ISBN: 0231128320
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genome sequencing enables scientists to study genes over time and to test the genetic variability of any form of life, from bacteria to mammals. Thanks to advances in molecular genetics, scientists can now determine an animal's degree of inbreeding or compare genetic variation of a captive species to wild or natural populations. Mapping an organism's genetic makeup recasts such terms as biodiversity and species and enables the conservation of rare or threatened species, populations, and genes. By introducing a new paradigm for studying and preserving life at a variety of levels, genomics offers solutions to previously intractable problems in understanding the biology of complex organisms and creates new tools for preserving the patterns and processes of life on this planet. Featuring a number of high-profile researchers, this volume introduces the use of molecular genetics in conservation biology and provides a historical perspective on the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies. It discusses zoo-, museum-, and herbarium-based biological collections, which have expanded over the past decade, and covers the promises and problems of genomic and reproductive technology. The collection concludes with the philosophical and legal issues of conservation genetics and their potential effects on public policy.

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

The Wildlife Techniques Manual
Author: Nova J. Silvy
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1421406977
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wildlife Techniques Manual Book Excerpt:

Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: • experimental design • wildlife health and disease • capture techniques • population estimation • telemetry • vegetation analysis • conservation genetics • wildlife damage management • urban wildlife management • habitat conservation planning A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies. The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society

Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals
Author: Richard P. Reading,Brian Miller
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780313308161
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endangered Animals Book Excerpt:

Presents unique case studies of 49 endangered species, which provide students with the conflicting issues surrounding conservation efforts.

Fisheries Review

Fisheries Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fish culture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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General Technical Report NC

General Technical Report NC
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forests and forestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biology and Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere

Biology and Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 635
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Birds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ducks Geese and Swans Species accounts Cairina to Mergus

Ducks  Geese and Swans  Species accounts  Cairina to Mergus
Author: Janet Kear
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780198610090
Category: Anseriformes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity and Conservation Response to biodiversity loss

Biodiversity and Conservation  Response to biodiversity loss
Author: Richard J. Ladle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Conservation Response to biodiversity loss Book Excerpt:

Although 'biodiversity' is a relatively new coinage, scientists have been studying the subject it describes long before the word's first appearance in the language in the mid-1980s. In 1973, for instance, the UK Systematics Association held a symposium on 'The Changing Flora and Fauna of Britain' which concluded that not enough attention was being paid to the conservation of rarities, a conclusion also reached, said the symposium, at a meeting of the Linnaean Society some forty years earlier. By 1980, the Global 2000 Report to the President published by the US Council on Environmental Quality starkly warned of a diminution of up to one-fifth of all species by the turn of the century, and there is now a growing consensus that the world faces a 'biodiversity crisis' - a potentially catastrophic global loss of genetic, ecosystem, and, most obviously, species diversity. Indeed, especially since the UN Convention on Biological Diversity was promulgated in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, conserving biodiversity has become the principal focus of the global conservation movement. Indeed, the study of the origins, maintenance, and protection of diversity has become perhaps the most vibrant offshoot of ecology and conservation studies. It is increasingly taught and studied in universities - and other research institutions - around the world. Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject, and its ever more complex and multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, Biodiversity and Conservation is a new title in the Routledge series, Critical Concepts in the Environment. Edited by Richard Ladle of Oxford University's Centre for the Environment, this new Major Work brings together in five volumes the foundational and the very best cutting-edge scholarship to provide a synoptic view of all the key issues and current debates

Proceedings 1993 African Crane and Wetland Training Workshop

Proceedings  1993 African Crane and Wetland Training Workshop
Author: Richard D. Beilfuss,Warwick Rowe Tarboton,Nathan N. Gichuki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 662
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cranes (Birds)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vida silvestre neotropical

Vida silvestre neotropical
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wildlife conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annals of Forestry

Annals of Forestry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forests and forestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neotropical Primates

Neotropical Primates
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Primates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Primate Conservation

Primate Conservation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Primates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Open Country

The Open Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Conservation biology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Primate to Primate

Primate to Primate
Author: Kristina Cawthon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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