Endangered Animals: A Reference Guide to Conflicting Issues

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Richard P. Reading, Brian Miller
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2000 - Nature - 383 pages
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Explore the multiple issues that surround species declines and conservation efforts through the only reference source to examine the conflicting conservation issues of 49 endangered species. While the causes of endangerment are relatively easy to understand, the ultimate or underlying factors are often far more complex and difficult to address. An introduction to these issues and how to resolve them is provided in this unique collection of case studies of animal species that have been pushed to the brink of extinction. Each case study provides the following information: - Common name - Scientific name - Order - Family - Status - Threats - Habitat - Distribution - Natural history - Conflicting Issues - Future and Prognosis.

Conservationists are increasingly recognizing that the ultimate causes of extinction are primarily socio-economic and political, yet biological approaches to recovery continue to dominate. More inclusive, interdisciplinary conservation programs are explored here to offer better prospects for managing problems and conflicts. In addition to the case studies, trends and common themes are explored to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to conservation. Students and teachers can explore a wide variety of endangered species programs and the conflicting issues common to recovery efforts, which will enable them to evaluate conservation practice and to draw their own conclusions for improvement.

  

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Contents

African Wild Dog
1
Altai Argali Sheep
5
American Burying Beetle
10
Andean Condor
16
Anegada Iguana
22
Aruba Island Rattlesnake
28
Asian Elephant
34
Asiatic Lion
40
Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
164
Leatherback Turtle
171
Malagasy Freshwater Fishes
178
Marbled Murrelet
184
Mariana Crow
191
Mediterranean Monk Seal
196
Mexican Prairie Dog
202
Mexican Wolf
207

Ayeaye
45
Basking Shark
49
Blackfooted Ferret
54
Boreal Toad
60
Brown Bear
66
Chinese Alligator
72
Dalmatian Pelican
78
Douc Langur
84
Eastern Barred Bandicoot
89
Ethiopian Wolf
95
European Mink
101
Florida Manatee
107
Giant Panda
112
Golden Lion Tamarin
119
Goldenrumped Elephantshrew
125
Gorilla
130
Grevys Zebra
136
Hawaiian Goose
142
Indiana Bat
147
Ivorybilled Woodpecker
153
Jaguar
159
Mountain Plover
213
Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf
219
Orinoco River Dolphin
224
Piping Plover
230
Poouli Blackfaced Honeycreeper
235
Redcockaded Woodpecker
241
Red Wolf
247
Scarlet Macaw
253
Snow Leopard
258
Southern Sea Otter
264
Sturgeons and Paddlefishes Acipenseriformes
269
Yuma Clapper Rail
279
The Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Case
285
Causes of Endangerment and Conflicts in Recovery
302
Selected Conservation Organizations
313
Glossary
315
References
319
Index
371
Contributors
379
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RICHARD P. READING is the Director of Conservation Biology at the Denver Zoo and an Associate Research Professor at the University of Denver.BRIAN MILLER is a Conservation Biologist at the Denver Zoo. He is the coauthor of Prairie Night: Black-footed Ferrets and the Recovery of Endangered Species.

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