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Author Jachowski, David, 1977-

Title Wild again : the struggle to save the black-footed ferret / David Jachowski
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Pleistocene to Anthropocene -- Decline Towards Extinction -- Rediscovery -- Captive Breeding -- Fall -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Chihuahua -- Conata Basin -- Plague -- Kansas
Summary This engaging personal account of one of America's most contested wildlife conservation campaigns has as its central character the black-footed ferret. Once feared extinct, and still one of North America's rarest mammals, the black-footed ferret exemplifies the ecological, social, and political challenges of conservation in the West, including the risks involved with intensive captive breeding and reintroduction to natural habitat. David Jachowski draws on more than a decade of experience working to save the ferret. His unique perspective and informative anecdotes reveal the scientific and huma
Analysis american conservation
black footed ferret
conservation biology
conservation efforts
conservation ethics
conservation in the west
ecological challenges
endangered species act
feared extinct
great plains
intensive captive breeding
natural habitat
north america
north american wildlife
personal account
political challenges
rarest mammals
recovery efforts
reintroduction into the wild
save the animals
social challenges
wildlife conservaton
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Black-footed ferret -- Conservation -- United States
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461957140