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Title Endangered animals : a reference guide to conflicting issues / edited by Richard P. Reading and Brian Miller
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 383 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Case Studies. African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) / M.G.L. Mills. Altai Argali Sheep (Ovis ammon ammon) / Sukhiin Amgalanbaatar and Richard P. Reading. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) / Erin Muths and Michelle Pellissier Scott. Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) / Maria Rosa Cuesta and Elides Aquiles Sulbaran. Anegada Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) / Numi Mitchell. Aruba Island Rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) / R. Andrew Odum and David Chiszar. Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) / Raman Sukumar. Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) / Ravi Chellam and Vasant K. Saberwal. Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) / Eleanor J. Sterling and Anna T.C. Feistner. Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) / Sarah J. Fowler. Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) / Brian Miller, Richard P. Reading and Tim W. Clark. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) / Erin Muths and Paul Stephen Corn. Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) / David J. Mattson. Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis) / John Thorbjarnarson, John L. Behler and Xiaoming Wang. Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) / Henry M. Mix and Axel Braunlich. Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus nemaeus) / Dean Gibson. Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) / Peter Myroniuk and John Seebeck. Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) / Claudio Sillero-Zubiri. European Mink (Mustela lutreola) / Tiit Maran. Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) / Galen B. Rathbun and Richard L. Wallace. Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) / Richard P. Reading. Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) / James M. Dietz. Golden-rumped Elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus) / Galen B. Rathbun and Solomon N. Kyalo. Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) / Amy L. Vedder and William Weber. Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) / Mary Rowen and Stuart Williams. Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis) / J. Michael Scott and Paul C. Banko. Indian Bat (Myotis sodalis) / Nina Fascione. Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) / Jerome A. Jackson. Jaguar (Panthera onca) / Rodrigo Nunez, Carlos Lopez-Gonzalez and Brian Miller. Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) / Jack Frazier. Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) / Jack Frazier. Malagasy Freshwater Fishes / Rick Haeffner. Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) / Blair Csuti, Gary S. Miller and Steven R. Beissinger. Mariana Crow (Corvus kubaryi) / Robert E. Beck, Jr. and Julie A. Savidge. Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) / Luis Mariano Gonzalez. Mexican Prairie Dog (Cynomys mexicanus) / Julian Trevino-Villarreal. Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) / Jane M. Packard and Jose F. Bernal-Stoopen. Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) / Stephen J. Dinsmore. Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus nubilus) / Douglas W. Smith and Michael K. Phillips. Orinoco River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) / Esmeralda Mujica-Jorquera and Ernesto O. Boede. Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) / Lauren C. Wemmer and Francesca J. Cuthbert. Po'o-uli (Black-faced Honeycreeper) (Melamprosops phaeosoma) / Paul Conry, Peter Schuyler and Mark Collins. Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) / Jerome A. Jackson. Red Wolf (Canis rufus) / Brian T. Kelly and Michael K. Phillips. Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) / Katherine Renton. Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) / Rodney M. Jackson. Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) / Katherine Ralls. Sturgeons and Paddlefishes (Acipenscriformes) / Vadim J. Birstein. Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) / Courtney J. Conway and William R. Eddleman -- Synthesis. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Endangered Species Conservation: The Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Case / Tim W. Clark. Conclusions: Causes of Endangerment and Conflicts in Recovery / Richard P. Reading and Brian Miller. Selected Conservation Organizations
Summary Annotation 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
Analysis Endangered animals
Case studies
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-369)
Notes Print version record
Subject Endangered species.
Conservation biology.
Rare vertebrates.
Wildlife conservation.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological Diversity.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
Conservation biology
Endangered species
Rare vertebrates
Wildlife conservation
Form Electronic book
Author Reading, Richard P
Miller, Brian, 1948-
ISBN 0313007233