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Cheetahs Biology and Conservation

Cheetahs  Biology and Conservation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 012804120X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation reports on the science and conservation of the cheetah. This volume demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of research and conservation efforts to study and protect the cheetah. The book begins with chapters on the evolution, genetics, physiology, ecology and behavior of the species, as well as distribution reports from range countries. These introductory chapters lead into discussions of the challenges facing cheetah survival, including habitat loss, declining prey base, human-wildlife conflict, illegal trade, and newly-emerging threats, notably climate change. This book also focuses on conservation strategies and solutions, including environmental education and alternative livelihoods. Chapters on the role of captive cheetahs to conservation and the long-term research of the species are included, as are a brief discussion of the methods and analyses used to study the cheetah. The book concludes with the conservation status and future outlook of the species. Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation is a valuable resource for the regional and global communities of cheetah conservationists, researchers, and academics. Although cheetah focussed the book provides information relevant to the study of broader topics such as wildlife conservation, captive breeding, habitat management, conservation biology and animal behaviour. Cover photograph by Angela Scott Includes chapters by the world’s leading cheetah researchers and practitioners, who have focused their efforts on this high-profile species of conservation concern Provides findings as a combination of scientific detail and basic explanations so that they can be available not only to cheetah researchers and conservationists, but also to policy makers, business leaders, zoo managers, academics, students, and people interested in the cheetah and its future Presents the current knowledge of the species, helping lay the foundations and best practices for cheetah conservation and research worldwide Additional protocols and forms (which were provided by authors) can be found at the Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation companion site: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780128040881

CHEETAHS BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

CHEETAHS  BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION  Book
Author : Laurie Marker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-01-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download CHEETAHS BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION book written by Laurie Marker, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Wildlife Population Monitoring

Wildlife Population Monitoring Book
Author : Marco Ferretti
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN : 1789841690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wildlife management is about finding the balance between conservation of endangered species and mitigating the impacts of overabundant wildlife on humans and the environment. This book deals with the monitoring of fauna, related diseases, and interactions with humans. It is intended to assist and support the professional worker in wildlife management.

Conservation Biology of Cheetahs Acinonyx Jubatus Schreber 1775 and African Wild Dogs Lycaon Pictus Temminck 1820 in South Africa

Conservation Biology of Cheetahs Acinonyx Jubatus  Schreber  1775  and African Wild Dogs Lycaon Pictus  Temminck  1820  in South Africa Book
Author : Kelly Marnewick
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Large carnivores play a key role in regulating terrestrial ecosystems and their removal can cause effects that cascade through the lower trophic levels. Despite this, the geographic range and density of most large carnivore species are declining globally due to anthropogenic factors. Large carnivores are particularly difficult to conserve because they often come into conflict with humans, have large ranges, normally occur at low densities and are not confined to protected areas. This is particularly true for Vulnerable cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus and Endangered African wild dogs Lycaon pictus that are two of the widest ranging carnivores and are threatened by killing due to conflict, habitat fragmentation and snaring. Wild dogs are further susceptible to being killed on roads and cheetahs are often traded into captivity. Conservation planning for cheetahs and wild dogs in South Africa is hampered by a lack of information on suitable habitat for conservation action and connectivity between these habitats. Ecological niche models show that there are 21 410km2 of suitable habitat for both species in South Africa, both inside and outside of their current distribution ranges. Key areas are identified for conflict mitigation work, reintroduction projects and range expansion. With the exception of the Kruger National Park, the current protected area network is inefficient in conserving cheetah and wild dog habitat. To supply relevant information for conservation action, the range use of cheetahs outside of protected areas was investigated. Male home ranges ranged from 121.5 km2 to 607 km2 while females ranged from 14.7 km2 to 703.3 km2. Cheetahs utilised several ranches and mean home ranges sizes were larger than mean ranch size. This provides valuable and relevant information on cheetahs and aids conservation practitioners in mitigating human-cheetah conflict on South African farmland. The Kruger National Park is a stronghold for cheetah and wild dog conservation in South Africa thus monitoring the status of these populations is important. Tourist photographic surveys were used to obtain data for photographic-based capture-recapture analysis for open populations. Results show that 412 (329-495; SE 41.95) cheetahs and 151 (144-157; SE 3.21) wild dogs occur in the Kruger National Park. Cheetah capture probabilities were affected by time (number of entries) and sex, whereas wild dog capture probabilities were affected by the region of the park. The cheetah population of Kruger appears to be healthy, while the wild dog population size and density are of concern. Because cheetahs and wild dogs have been extirpated from most of South Africa, reintroduction programmes have resulted in cheetahs and wild dogs being introduced into fenced reserves. These are fragmented from each other and populations need to be managed to ensure demographic and genetic integrity. The survival of cheetahs introduced into reserves from the free roaming population was examined using data from 29 reserves and 189 cheetahs: 92 adults: 59 males and 33 females, plus 94 cubs born on the reserves. The Kaplan-Meier (product limit) estimator with staggered entry (Pollock et al. 1989) was used and the mean annual survivorship for all cheetahs, including cubs born, was 82.8%. The final survivorship value for all adult cheetahs was 0.23 and for cubs was 0.04. Cubs had significantly higher survival on reserves where other competing predators were absent. The median survival time was 38 months for adult males and more than 53 months for adult females. Cheetah and wild dog conservation needs to be addressed in three key geographically areas due to the different challenges and management interventions required: 1) free roaming populations outside of protected areas, 2) the Kruger National Park and 3) reintroduced populations in fenced reserves. Each area provides unique opportunities and challenges for conservation of these species.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids Book
Author : David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-06-03
ISBN : 0199234442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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implications that go far beyond the cat family. --

Kalahari Cheetahs

Kalahari Cheetahs Book
Author : Gus Mills,Margaret Mills
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 0191020117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The cheetah, the fastest terrestrial animal, has widespread appeal amongst wildlife biologists and enthusiasts alike. However, like all all large carnivores, it is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and its status is now classified as 'Vulnerable' by the IUCN. This is the first comprehensive study of cheetah biology in an arid environment, a major component of its current distribution range. The book brings together results from an intensive six year study of the cheetah by the authors in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa and Botswana. It documents a wealth of detailed and direct observations of cheetah population biology and behavioural ecology, adopting an evolutionary approach and providing a conceptual framework for future research and applied management in the context of global environmental change. Kalahari Cheetahs covers topics such as optimal foraging theory, hunting strategies and predator prey relations, mating systems and reproductive strategies and success, inter-specific competition, demography, social organisation, and population limitation. Comparisons with previous cheetah studies reveal the variability of ecological determinants on behaviour, and the behavioural flexibility and ability of these carnivores to adapt to different environments. This advanced textbook is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in felid behavioural ecology and conservation biology. It will also be of relevance and use to conservationists, wildlife managers, and African wildlife enthusiasts.

Conservation Status of Cheetahs in East Africa

Conservation Status of Cheetahs in East Africa Book
Author : Paule Marie Gros
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wild Cat Book

The Wild Cat Book Book
Author : Fiona Sunquist,Mel Sunquist
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN : 022614576X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet Muhammad’s favorite cat, Muezza, and our contemporary obsession with online cat videos, felines have long held a place of honor in their human counterparts’ homes and cultures. But the domestic cat is just one of many feline species, and in The Wild Cat Book cat experts Fiona and Mel Sunquist introduce us to the full panoply of the purring, roaring feline tribe. Illustrated throughout with Terry Whittaker’s spectacular color photographs as well as unique photos from biologists in the field—some the highest quality images ever captured of exceptionally rare species—The Wild Cat Book not only tantalizes with the beauty of cats, but also serves as a valuable and accessible reference on cat behavior and conservation. Comprehensive entries for each of the thirty-seven cat species include color distribution maps and up-to-date information related to the species’ IUCN conservation and management statuses, while informative sidebars reveal why male lions have manes (and why dark manes are sexiest), how cats see with their whiskers, the truth behind our obsession with white lions and tigers, and why cats can’t be vegetarians. The Wild Cat Book also highlights the grave threats faced by the world’s wild cats—from habitat destruction to human persecution. From the extraordinary acrobatics of the arboreal margay—able to cling to a tree branch by a single paw thanks to its unusually flexible ankles—to modern declines in African lion populations, The Wild Cat Book is an instructive and revealing ode to felines of every size and color. Combining science, behavioral observations, and stunning photography, this book will captivate cat fanciers the world over.

Conservation and Management of Large Carnivores Local Insights for Global Challenges

Conservation and Management of Large Carnivores   Local Insights for Global Challenges Book
Author : Tasos Hovardas,Stephen Redpath,José Vicente López-Bao,Vincenzo Penteriani,Arie Trouwborst
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-06-29
ISBN : 2889669289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Conservation and Management of Large Carnivores Local Insights for Global Challenges book written by Tasos Hovardas,Stephen Redpath,José Vicente López-Bao,Vincenzo Penteriani,Arie Trouwborst, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology Book
Author : Fred Van Dyke
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 1402068913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology Book
Author : Max K. Hecht,Ross J. MacIntyre,Michael T. Clegg
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 1489917519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After volume 33, this book series was replaced by the journal "Evolutionary Biology." Please visit www.springer.com/11692 for further information. Volume 30 brings readers up to date on the investigation of eminent evolutionary biologists and paleobiologists. Contributions explore such topics as Adaptation in Drosophila and the role of cytochrome P450s Population genetics and species conservation of the cheetah germ-layer theory assymetry in the mammalian skeleton genetic diversity of marine fish the phenomenon of industrial melanism the variation in lizard cranal kinesis. Other chapters focus on such issues as overdominance and its relation to higher mutation-rate estimates and the use of molecular clocks in determining the rate of nucleotide substitution in higher plants.

Meet the Cats

Meet the Cats  Book
Author : B. J. Deming
Publisher : Flight to Wonder Publishing
Release : 2020-02-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you ever wondered where house cats come from? How bobcats and lynxes are related? Whether cheetahs and mountain lions are big cats? This eBook addresses those and other questions about four transcontinental feline lines -- big cats, the puma and its relatives, lynxes, and wildcats. It isn't a textbook or research paper (although plenty of those are listed in the reference section!). It is an easy-to-read introduction to some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious predators. And it comes with images and links to useful and reliable online information about all of these endangered species -- as well as links to even more images and some videos, because cats are beautiful. Buy this handy guide to Family Felidae's international lineages and meet almost twenty different felines today!

Pangolins

Pangolins Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-11-23
ISBN : 012815506X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation brings together experts from around the world to document the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on pangolins and their conservation. It chronicles threats facing the species, explores the current initiatives required to protect them, and looks ahead at the future of pangolin science and conservation efforts. Led by a team of editors with more than 20 years collective experience in pangolin conservation, this book includes accounts of the species’ evolution, morphology, and systematics. It discusses the role of pangolins in historically symbolic, mythological, and ritualistic practices across Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as contemporary practices including international trafficking. Chapters in the latter portion of this book focus on conservation solutions, including law enforcement and international policy, behavior change, local community engagement, ex situ conservation, tourism, and other interventions needed to secure the future of the species. Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation is the latest volume in Elsevier’s species-specific series, Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students in species conservation science, planning, and policymaking. Provides detailed accounts of the natural history and conservation status of each pangolin species Explores the cultural significance of pangolins, historic and contemporary use, and international trade and trafficking Discusses conservation solutions ranging from law enforcement and local community engagement to ex situ conservation, innovative finance, and tourism

Felids and Hyenas of the World

Felids and Hyenas of the World Book
Author : Dr. Jose R. Castello
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-10-20
ISBN : 0691205973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most comprehensive and user-friendly photographic field guide to the world’s wildcats and hyenas From the Leopard Cat of Asia, the Black-footed Cat of Africa, and the Amur Tiger of Siberia to South America’s Ocelots and North America’s Bobcats, the wildcats known as felids are among the most fascinating and spectacular of all animals. This stunningly illustrated book is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the world’s felids and their often misunderstood relative, the hyenas. Covering and illustrating every species and subspecies, the guide features more than 150 superb full-color plates that incorporate more than 600 photographs and show species in similar poses for quick and easy comparison. Drawing on the latest taxonomy and research, the facing-page species accounts provide distribution maps, common and scientific names, and detailed information on key identification features, distribution, behavior, reproduction, similar species, habitat, conservation status, and where to observe each species. An ideal field companion for use anywhere in the world, the book will appeal to both casual nature enthusiasts and seasoned professionals. Covers 41 felids and 4 hyenas—every species and subspecies in the world Features more than 150 color plates incorporating more than 600 photos Depicts species in similar poses for quick and easy comparisons Provides key identification information in detailed, facing-page species accounts Uses the latest taxonomy Includes easy-to-read distribution maps and tips on where to observe each species

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-26
ISBN : 0128146761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tree Kangaroos: Science and Conservation, a volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes series, provides an overview of tree kangaroo species and their relationship with humans. This exciting, interdisciplinary work on tree kangaroo science and conservation is divided into six major sections: (1) tree kangaroo evolution, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, and conservation status; (2) current and emerging threats to the species; (3) conservation programs in Australia and New Guinea with an emphasis on the human aspect of conservation; (4) the role of zoos in conservation solutions; (5) techniques and technologies to study this elusive marsupial; and (6) what is needed to keep tree kangaroos and their landscapes healthy in the future. The series on Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales—from genes to landscapes. Volumes are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation. Includes coverage of all known tree kangaroo species Features contributions edited and written by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners focusing on these scientifically mysterious marsupials Provides accessible scientific and general information to a wide audience including students, academics, researchers, conservation professionals, policy makers, business leaders, zoo professionals, health professionals, and people interested in community-based conservation Presents the current knowledge of tree kangaroos, helping to lay the foundations and best practices for future conservation and research in Australia and New Guinea

Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Galapagos Giant Tortoises Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-07
ISBN : 0128175559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Galapagos Giant Tortoises brings together researchers and conservationists to share the most up-to-date knowledge of Galapagos giant tortoises. Despite being icons of the world-famous Galapagos Archipelago and the target of more than 50 years of conservation research and management, Galapagos giant tortoise evolution and much of their ecology remained unknown until recently. This book documents the history, the pressing conservation issues, and success stories recovering several of the 15 different species of Galapagos tortoises from near extinction. The book begins with an overview of the history of the relationship between humans and Galapagos giant tortoises, starting from initial heavy exploitation of tortoises by pirates and whalers, and extending to the start of the modern conservation era in the 1960s. The book then shifts to biology, describing Galapagos tortoise evolution, taxonomy, ecology, habitats, reproduction, and behavior. Next the decades of conservation efforts and their results are reviewed, including issues of captive breeding, invasive species, introduced diseases, and de-extinction, as well as the current status and distribution of every species. The final portion of the book turns to four case studies of restoration, and then looks ahead to the future of all tortoise populations.The latest volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscape series, Galapagos Giant Tortoises is a valuable resource for researchers and conservationists, as well as students of biology, wildlife conservation, and herpetology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the Galapagos giant tortoise species as written and edited by the world’s leading experts Presents examples of restoration of tortoise populations following the near extinction of many of them Describes conservation strategies to ensure the full recovery of all extant species Explores recent efforts using replacement tortoises for extinct species to restore island ecosystems

Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains

Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains Book
Author : Tim Caro
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1994-08-15
ISBN : 9780226094342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains is the most comprehensive account of carnivore social behavior to date. Synthesizing more than a decade of research in the wild, this book offers a detailed account of the behavior and ecology of cheetahs. Compared with other large cats, and other mammals, cheetahs have an unusual breeding system; whereas lions live in prides and tigers are solitary, some cheetahs live in groups while others live by themselves. Tim Caro explores group and solitary living among cheetahs and discovers that the causes of social behavior vary dramatically, even within a single species. Why do cheetah cubs stay with their mother for a full year after weaning? Why do adolescents remain in groups? Why do adult males live in permanent associations with each other? Why do adult females live alone? Through observations on the costs and benefits of group living, Caro offers new insight into the complex behavior of this extraordinary species. For example, contrary to common belief about cooperative hunting in large carnivores, he shows that neither adolescents nor adult males benefit from hunting in groups. With many surprising findings, and through comparisons with other cat species, Caro enriches our understanding of the evolution of social behavior and offers new perspectives on conservation efforts to save this charismatic and endangered carnivore.

Animal Lives Cheetahs

Animal Lives  Cheetahs Book
Author : Sally Morgan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-08-04
ISBN : 9781781715321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you know where the word ‘cheetah’ comes from? That they can reach a top speed of 60 miles per hour when running? Or that the Ancient Egyptians used to keep cheetahs as pets? Become an expert on these fascinating big cats with this beautifully presented book, packed full with stunning photographs of cheetahs in their natural habitat. This series is a great introduction to the world of animals – where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face. Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite animals. Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look at a different creature, exploring habitat, conservation and animal adaptation, as well as looking at the life cycle of the particular animal and the way the young survive – often against tremendous odds.

Conservation Geography

Conservation Geography Book
Author : Charles L. Convis
Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781589480247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Showing how GIS and geography provide a framework for ecology and conservation efforts, this book describes how new technological tools for that kind of analysis, chief among them GIS, are being used to revolutionize the work of conservation.

The Serengeti Cheetah Population

The Serengeti Cheetah Population Book
Author : Marcella Janine Kelly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Serengeti Cheetah Population book written by Marcella Janine Kelly, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.