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Seeking Refuge - Birds and Landscapes of the Pacific Flyway (Paperback): Robert M. Wilson Seeking Refuge - Birds and Landscapes of the Pacific Flyway (Paperback)
Robert M. Wilson; Foreword by William Cronon
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Each fall and spring, millions of birds travel the Pacific Flyway, the westernmost of the four major North American bird migration routes. The landscapes they cross vary from wetlands to farmland to concrete, inhabited not only by wildlife but also by farmers, suburban families, and major cities. In the twentieth century, farmers used the wetlands to irrigate their crops, transforming the landscape and putting migratory birds at risk. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responded by establishing a series of refuges that stretched from northern Washington to southern California. What emerged from these efforts was a hybrid environment, where the distinctions between irrigated farms and wildlife refuges blurred. Management of the refuges was fraught with conflicting priorities and practices. Farmers and refuge managers harassed birds with shotguns and flares to keep them off private lands, and government pilots took to the air, dropping hand grenades among flocks of geese and herding the startled birds into nearby refuges. Such actions masked the growing connections between refuges and the land around them. Seeking Refuge examines the development and management of refuges in the wintering range of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway. Although this is a history of efforts to conserve migratory birds, the story Robert Wilson tells has considerable salience today. Many of the key places migratory birds use - the Klamath Basin, California's Central Valley, the Salton Sea - are sites of recent contentious debates over water use. Migratory birds connect and depend on these landscapes, and farmers face pressure as water is reallocated from irrigation to other purposes. In a time when global warming promises to compound the stresses on water and migratory species, Seeking Refuge demonstrates the need to foster landscapes where both wildlife and people can thrive.

Understanding Animal Welfare - An Integrated Approach (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Edward N. Eadie Understanding Animal Welfare - An Integrated Approach (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Edward N. Eadie
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This book examines the contents, influence, and potential of a personal selection of modern books published over the last fifty years that have been relevant to improving welfare. The works selected comprise three earlier classics that mainly deal with animal experimentation and intensive farming, as well as five that concentrate on specific subject areas, namely history, science, applied ethics, politics and law, that are important to protecting the welfare of animals against suffering inflicted by humans. The books are arranged in the order of their publication date, and for each one a few related works are also mentioned or discussed. This collection provides a broad understanding of animal protection issues, and provides the necessary basis for an informed and comprehensive approach to improving the welfare of animals. The books selected have been influential and they have the potential to improve animal welfare in the future.

The Nature of Borders - Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea (Paperback): Lissa K Wadewitz The Nature of Borders - Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea (Paperback)
Lissa K Wadewitz
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For centuries, borders have been central to salmon management customs on the Salish Sea, but how those borders were drawn has had very different effects on the Northwest salmon fishery. Native peoples who fished the Salish Sea - which includes Puget Sound in Washington State, the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca - drew social and cultural borders around salmon fishing locations and found ways to administer the resource in a sustainable way. Nineteenth-century Euro-Americans, who drew the Anglo-American border along the forty-ninth parallel, took a very different approach and ignored the salmon's patterns and life cycle. As the canned salmon industry grew and more people moved into the region, class and ethnic relations changed. Soon illegal fishing, broken contracts, and fish piracy were endemic - conditions that contributed to rampant overfishing, social tensions, and international mistrust. The Nature of Borders is about the ecological effects of creating cultural and political borders on this critical West Coast salmon fishery. This transnational view provides an understanding of the modern Pacific salmon crisis and is particularly instructive as salmon conservation practices increasingly approximate those of the pre-contact Native past. The Nature of Borders reorients borderlands studies toward the Canada-U.S. border and also provides a new view of how borders influenced fishing practices and related management efforts over time.

Dead or Alive - on the Edge of Climate Change (Paperback): G J Rocque Dead or Alive - on the Edge of Climate Change (Paperback)
G J Rocque
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A rhino in my garden - Love, life and the African bush (Paperback): Conita Walker A rhino in my garden - Love, life and the African bush (Paperback)
Conita Walker
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Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It is a tale of adventure, mishaps, humour and heartbreak. Conita’s life begins on a remote missionary station; she survives the WWII bombing of Berlin, witnesses the defeat of political systems in both Europe and South Africa, and eventually finds her true mission in the rescue and hand-rearing of black and white rhino orphans. There was a baby hippo to rescue and re-wild too, conservation organisations to found and support, wilderness battles to fight, but it was the rhinos that became her life’s work. Her first male calf, named Bwana, was raised in her back garden, followed by a female hippo calf who grew up in her washroom, and eventually returned to the Palala River and has produced numerous offspring. The supreme test of her mothering skills was the raising of a very seriously injured black rhino female named Moeng who was saved in the nick of time by the dedicated work of veterinarian Dr Andre Uys. This rhino calf, along with her predecessor ‘siblings’, were to be viewed up close by thousands of school children who came to Conita’s garden while attending the environmental school nearby.

Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation (Hardcover): Charles A. Manire, Terry M. Norton, Brian Stacy, Craig A Harms, Charles J.... Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation (Hardcover)
Charles A. Manire, Terry M. Norton, Brian Stacy, Craig A Harms, Charles J. Innis
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Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation is the first-ever comprehensive book on sea turtle husbandry, health, medicine, and surgery. This full-color guide presents extensive information for the proper rescue, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles at every stage of life. In-depth information is provided on the physiological systems of sea turtles, causes and sources of illness and injury, diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical treatments. This is an essential volume for veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, rehabilitators, aquarists, biologists, and conservationists who work with sea turtles. The chapters in this well-organized book are written by leading experts in their respective fields and contain state-of-the-art information not found in any other single source. The contents range from the life history of sea turtles to the more detailed and complex issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are frequently encountered in sea turtles. Also included are chapters on important subjects related to sea turtle health and conservation, such as mortality investigation, fisheries interactions, oil spills and other environmental contamination, pathogens, cold stunning, and harmful algal blooms. Prior to the publication of this unique work, the sea turtle community relied on scattered chapters and papers to obtain information on sea turtle care and rehabilitation. Now, this information can be found all in one place. Key Features: * Contains over 600 amazing color illustrations and photos to aid in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sea turtle injury and illness * Presents over 50 tables that assimilate and organize important data, particularly in the areas of clinical pathology and nutrition * Includes Appendices with examination and evaluation forms, as well as necropsy and stranding report forms not found anywhere else * Contains a sea turtle formulary, diet recipes, and tube feeding formulas

BASC Handbook: Pest & Predator Control (Hardcover): Basc BASC Handbook: Pest & Predator Control (Hardcover)
Basc
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First comprehensive and practical guide for shoots and working conservations Second in the BASC guides series (See "Wildfowling," 978-1-84689-025-3) Detailed snaring and trapping instructions with photo sequences

The British Association for Shooting and Conservations (BASC) is the representative body for country shooting and one of the largest field sports organizations in Europe. "Pest and Predator Control" combines the work of both the gamekeeping and conservation departments, bringing together many years of practical experience by some of the most knowledgeable people in pest control and wildlife management.

Hebridean Memories (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Seton Paul Gordon Hebridean Memories (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Seton Paul Gordon
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?One of the seminal works from the man regarded as the father of conservation in Scotland.One of Seton Gordons greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordons prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which only sparse remnants now remain, and which is forever threatened.

Wetlands - Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts (Paperback, Edition.): Ben A. LePage Wetlands - Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts (Paperback, Edition.)
Ben A. LePage
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The science of wetlands and our understanding of these complex ecosystems have improved considerably. The emergence of multidisciplinary strategies is providing new opportunities and innovative approaches to address issues such as climate change and coastal protection. This book, with contributions from 19 specialists from academia, government, and industry, provides a trans-disciplinary approach to the understanding wetlands science, drawing together a wide range of expertise. Topics covered include the physical aspects that shape different wetlands around the world, as well as wetlands ecology, regulation, policy, and related social and economic issues.

Featuring contributions from some of the world's leading wetlands researchers and practitioners, this book provides an invaluable resource for undergraduate and post-graduate training in all aspects of wetlands management, conservation, and construction. It is also a useful auxiliary text for researchers working across disciplines in fields such as wetlands science, law, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, conservation ecology, and related disciplines.

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Crop Wild Relatives - A Manual of in situ Conservation (Paperback): Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood Crop Wild Relatives - A Manual of in situ Conservation (Paperback)
Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood
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Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors. They will be increasingly important in allowing crops to adapt to the impacts of climate, thus safeguarding future agricultural production. Until recently, the main conservation strategy adopted for CWR has been ex situ - through the maintenance of samples as seed or vegetative material in various kinds of genebank or other facilities. Now the need to conserve CWR in their natural surroundings (in situ) is increasingly recognized. Recent research co-ordinated by Bioversity International has produced a wealth of information on good practices and lessons learned for their effective conservation. This book captures the important practical experiences of countries participating in this work and describes them for the wider conservation community. It includes case studies and examples from Armenia, Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, which are important centres of diversity for crop wild relatives, and covers four geographical regions - the Caucasus, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific Region. It provides practical, relevant information and guidance for the scaling-up of actions targeting CWR conservation around the world.

Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions - Offshore: Monitoring and Mitigation (Paperback, Volume 4): Martin R. Perrow Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions - Offshore: Monitoring and Mitigation (Paperback, Volume 4)
Martin R. Perrow
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife, leading to a wide range of research and monitoring studies, a growing body of literature and several international conferences on the topic. This unique multi-volume work provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife. Volume 4 provides a state-of-the-science guide to monitoring and mitigation to minimise or even eliminate impacts on wildlife from offshore wind farms. The survey and monitoring section includes detailed chapters on fish and invertebrate communities, marine mammals and seabirds, and a chapter dedicated to the use of tracking technology applied to birds. The section continues with a chapter on collision risk and population modelling that underpins much current impact assessment, and a chapter detailing how collision risk for birds and bats may be monitored at sea. The mitigation section comprises chapters outlining mitigation options and strategies for birds and bats, and how to mitigate the effects of noise, especially during construction, on marine mammals and fish. A chapter on perspectives on marine spatial planning as applied to wind farms concludes the volume. The authors have been carefully selected from across the globe from the large number of academics, consultants and practitioners now engaged in wind farm studies, for their influential contribution to the science. Edited by Martin Perrow and with contributions by over 40 leading researchers including: Aonghais Cook, Thomas Dahlgren, Johann Koeppel, Meike Scheidat, Henrik Skov, Chris Thaxter & Frank Thomsen. The authors represent a wide range of organisations and institutions including the Universities of Gothenberg, Ghent, Highlands & Islands and Wageningen, Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Berlin, British Trust for Ornithology, The Carbon Trust, Institute of Avian Research Vogelwarte Helgoland, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Research (IfAOE), Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU); as well as several leading consultancies. Each chapter includes informative figures, tables, photographs and detailed case studies. Several of the latter are produced stand-alone from invited specialists to ensure geographic spread and to showcase exciting new research. This book is designed as the definitive guide on the topic for practitioners, researchers, managers and planners as well as students in higher education engaged in studies of the environment, ecology, climate change, conservation and impact assessment. Other volumes: Volume 1: Onshore: Potential Effects (978-1-78427-119-0) Volume 2: Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation (978-1-78427-123-7) Volume 3: Offshore: Potential Effects (978-1-78427-127-5)

The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy - U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era (Paperback): Kurkpatrick... The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy - U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era (Paperback)
Kurkpatrick Dorsey; Foreword by William Cronon
R468 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R71 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the first decades of the twentieth century, fish in the Great Lakes and Puget Sound, seals in the North Pacific, and birds across North America faced a common threat: over harvesting that threatened extinction for many species. Progressive era conservationists saw a need for government intervention to protect threatened animals. And because so many species migrated across international political boundaries, their protectors saw the necessity of international conservation agreements. In The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy, Kurkpatrick Dorsey examines the first three comprehensive wildlife conservation treaties in history, all between the United States and Canada: the Inland Fisheries Treaty of 1908, the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911, and the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916. In his highly readable text, Dorsey argues that successful conservation treaties came only after conservationists learned to marshal scientific evidence, public sentiment, and economic incentives in their campaigns for protective legislation. The first treaty, intended to rescue the overfished boundary waters, failed to gain the necessary support and never became law. Despite scientific evidence of the need for conservation, politicians, and the general public were unable to counter the vocal opposition of fishermen across the continent. A few years later, conservationists successfully rallied popular sympathy for fur seals threatened with slaughter and the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention was adopted. By the time of the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916, the importance of aesthetic appeal was clear: North American citizens were joining chapters of the Audubon Society in efforts to protect beautiful songbirds. Conservationists also presented economic evidence to support their efforts as they argued that threatened bird species provided invaluable service to farmers. Dorsey recounts the story of each of these early treaties, examining the scientific research that provided the basis for each effort, acknowledging the complexity of the issues, and presenting the personalities behind the politics. He argues that these decades-old treaties both directly affect us today and offer lessons for future conservation efforts.

Our Place - Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? (Paperback): Mark Cocker Our Place - Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? (Paperback)
Mark Cocker 1
R233 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Essential reading for anybody who cares about the future' Henry Marsh, *New Statesman Books of the Year* A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land by one of our greatest nature writers. **SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019** The British love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they live in one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth. From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside attempting to solve this puzzle. Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time whilst mapping out a future in which this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens. `A tour de force... By turns hopeful, melancholy, humorous and heartfelt' BBC Wildlife Book of the Month

The Nile - Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2009. Corr. 2nd printing 2009): Henri J. Dumont The Nile - Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2009. Corr. 2nd printing 2009)
Henri J. Dumont
R6,845 R5,158 Discovery Miles 51 580 Save R1,687 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What have we learnt about the Nile since the mid-1970s, the moment when Julian Rzoska decided that the time had come to publish a comprehensive volume about the biology, and the geological and cultural history of that great river? And what changes have meanwhile occurred in the basin? The human popu- tion has more than doubled, especially in Egypt, but also in East Africa. Locally, industrial development has taken place, and the Aswan High Dam was clearly not the last major infrastructure work that was carried out. More dams have been built, and some water diversions, like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the middle of the Sahara desert. What are the effects of all this on the ec- ogy and economy of the Basin? That is what the present book sets out to explore, 33 years after the publi- tion of "The Nile: Biology of an Ancient River". Thirty-seven authors have taken up the challenge, and have written the "new" book. They come from 13 different countries, and 15 among them represent the largest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzoska died in 1984, and most of the - authors of his book have now either disappeared or retired from research. Only Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour were still available to participate again.

Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Sena S. De Silva, F. Brian Davy Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Sena S. De Silva, F. Brian Davy
R3,129 R2,393 Discovery Miles 23 930 Save R736 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

case studies of successful governance models could be referred to by others in order to improve the management of the sector. This is the initial step toward compiling stories of aquaculture successes, and the editorial team is to be congratulated for its great efforts. In approaching this difficult assignment, the team benefited from the leadership of the Network of Aquaculture Centres for Asia and the Pacific (NACA), and the support of the World Fisheries Trust (WFT) as well as the Institute for International Sustainable Development (IISD) of Canada. We hope that the team will continue its endeavor in producing other aquaculture success stories, also from other regions of the world. Rome, Italy Jiansan Jia Pr eface We are moving into a turbulent and an uncertain era, particularly in respect of the future food needs. Given the push to sustainability, the rise in food prices, and the impending concerns around climate change and related complexity on providing the food needs for an increasing global population, it is time to address coping strategies. It is in this context that the issue on where will aquaculture development move in the future is taken up.

Sacred Species and Sites - Advances in Biocultural Conservation (Paperback, New): Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke Sacred Species and Sites - Advances in Biocultural Conservation (Paperback, New)
Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke
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It is being increasingly recognised that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programmes should take into account the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature. With contributions from a range of scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders from around the world, this book provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights, guiding the reader through the various issues from fundamental theory and beliefs to practical applications. It looks forward to the biocultural agenda, providing guidelines for future research and practice and offering suggestions for improved integration of these values into policy, planning and management.

Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Ramon Carmona, Alberto Domezain, Manuel... Biology, Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Ramon Carmona, Alberto Domezain, Manuel Garcia-Gallego, Jose Antonio Hernando, Fernando Rodriguez, …
R4,865 R3,678 Discovery Miles 36 780 Save R1,187 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sturgeons are considered living fossils, sharing many morphological and biological features with ancestral fish. Furthermore, sturgeons are of the utmost interest from an economic perspective, not only for the caviar but for the flesh. However, the wild populations of the majority of the species are at serious risk of extinction all over the world. So, it is urgent to develop strategies for both farming culture and conservation and recovery in natural habitats.

This book provides a comprehensive view of the biology and sustainable development of sturgeons putting emphasis on the Southern Europe autochthonous species such as Acipenser nacarii and Acipenser sturio that share geographical distribution. Other relevant species (such as Huso huso, A. oxyrhinchus, A. ruthenus, A. stellatus) and areas (Germany, Russia, North America) are also considered. The contents are organised in three sections: Taxonomy and Biogeography (including the morphological and genetic analyses that clarify the taxonomy and phylogeny of sturgeons, focused on those from Southern Europe), Biology and Aquaculture (where several aspects of the developmental biology, feeding, and reproduction are considered in relation to the improvement of sturgeon farming), and Recovery and Conservation (that collates and analyses different recovery research actions, the ecology of the rivers for restoration as well as the problems related to the trade of caviar)."

Wildlife and Society - The Science of Human Dimensions (Paperback): Michael J Manfredo, Jerry J Vaske, Perry J. Brown, Daniel J... Wildlife and Society - The Science of Human Dimensions (Paperback)
Michael J Manfredo, Jerry J Vaske, Perry J. Brown, Daniel J Decker, Esther A. Duke
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This is a comprehensive approach to the human dimensions of fish and wildlife management.As human populations around the world continue to expand, reconciling nature conservation with human needs and aspirations is imperative. The emergence in recent decades of the academic field of human dimensions of fish and wildlife management is a proactive response to this complex problem."Wildlife and Society" brings together leading researchers in the range of specialties that are relevant to the study of human dimensions of fish and wildlife work around the globe to provide theoretical and historical context as well as a demonstration of tools, methodologies, and idea-sharing for practical implementation and integration of practices.The chapters document the progress on key issues and offer a multifaceted presentation of this truly interdisciplinary field. The book: presents an overview of the changing culture of fish and wildlife management; considers social factors creating change in fish and wildlife conservation; explores how to build the social component into the philosophy of wildlife management; discusses legal and institutional factors; and, examines social perspectives on contemporary fish and wildlife management issues."Wildlife and Society" is uniquely comprehensive in its approach to presenting the past, present, and future of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research and application. It offers perspectives from a wide variety of academic disciplines as well as presenting the views of practitioners from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. It is an important new reference for anyone concerned with fish and wildlife management or environmental conservation and protection.

Challenges to Marine Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): John... Challenges to Marine Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
John Davenport, Gavin M. Burnell, Tom Cross, Mark Emmerson, Rob McAllen, …
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This volume presents a representative sample of contributions to the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium held in September 2005 in Cork, Ireland. The theme of the symposium was `Challenges to Marine Ecosystems' and this was divided into four sub themes; Genetics, Marine Protected Areas, Global Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Agriculture. The world's marine ecosystems face multiple challenges, some natural, but many resulting from humankind's activities. Global climate change, driven by influences of energy usage and industrial practices, is a reality now accepted by most of the world's scientists, media and political establishments. Warming seas and rising sea levels are regarded as threats, while visionaries consider deep ocean carbon disposal as a technological opportunity. Exploitation of the seas continues apace, with repeated concerns over the impact of over-fishing, plus reservations about the environmental effects of marine aquaculture. We need to understand how resilient organisms and ecosystems are to these challenges, while responding by protecting biologically-meaningful areas of the oceans. The subthemes of the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium address all of these matters.

Conservation Biology - Foundations, Concepts, Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2008): Fred Van Dyke Conservation Biology - Foundations, Concepts, Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2008)
Fred Van Dyke
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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 experience as a conservation biologist, college teacher, and successful textbook author, 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.

Essentials of Wildlife Management (Hardcover): Elian Massey Essentials of Wildlife Management (Hardcover)
Elian Massey
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Natural Resources - Management for a Sustainable Future (Hardcover): Brantley Kelley Natural Resources - Management for a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)
Brantley Kelley
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Tulsi the Tiger - & Stories of his Jungle Friends (Hardcover): Derek Dr Chet Trivedy Tulsi the Tiger - & Stories of his Jungle Friends (Hardcover)
Derek Dr Chet Trivedy; Illustrated by Pearson
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When little Poppy visited the zoo, she met Tulsi, the last tiger in the world, and embarked on an unforgettable adventure. "Are you going to eat me?" asked Poppy, who had noticed a large sign saying, 'Beware of the tiger'. "Certainly not," replied the old tiger. "And, besides, I've lost my teeth," he smiled. "Can you help me find them?" Thus began a magical journey deep within the enchanted forests of India. Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya: "Dr Chet Trivedy, has dedicated his life to improving the health of his patients. Having also turned his hand to tiger conservation, he now blends his background in medicine with his love for wildlife in this charming tale to bring some of India's less-known creatures, like the dhole and gaur, into the spotlight. Through the eyes of an elderly tiger that befriends a young girl, the reader departs on a quest to encounter some of the charismatic creatures that live in the jungles of India. Gently woven into the tales of each of these lovable characters are important lessons about the health challenges children face all over the world today, from which we can all learn." Profits from this book will go to the Tulsi Foundation www.tulsifoundation.co.uk a non-profit organisation that with the support of WCT, an Indian wildlife charity, has trained over 1,100 rangers in 14 tiger reserves across three states in Central India. Support of these staff is playing a key role in keeping Tulsi the tiger and jungle friends safe and well for generations to come.

Tulsi the Tiger - & Stories of his Jungle Friends (Paperback): Derek Dr Chet Trivedy Tulsi the Tiger - & Stories of his Jungle Friends (Paperback)
Derek Dr Chet Trivedy; Illustrated by Pearson
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When little Poppy visited the zoo, she met Tulsi, the last tiger in the world, and embarked on an unforgettable adventure. "Are you going to eat me?" asked Poppy, who had noticed a large sign saying, 'Beware of the tiger'. "Certainly not," replied the old tiger. "And, besides, I've lost my teeth," he smiled. "Can you help me find them?" Thus began a magical journey deep within the enchanted forests of India. Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya: "Dr Chet Trivedy, has dedicated his life to improving the health of his patients. Having also turned his hand to tiger conservation, he now blends his background in medicine with his love for wildlife in this charming tale to bring some of India's less-known creatures, like the dhole and gaur, into the spotlight. Through the eyes of an elderly tiger that befriends a young girl, the reader departs on a quest to encounter some of the charismatic creatures that live in the jungles of India. Gently woven into the tales of each of these lovable characters are important lessons about the health challenges children face all over the world today, from which we can all learn." Profits from this book will go to the Tulsi Foundation www.tulsifoundation.co.uk a non-profit organisation that with the support of WCT, an Indian wildlife charity, has trained over 1,100 rangers in 14 tiger reserves across three states in Central India. Support of these staff is playing a key role in keeping Tulsi the tiger and jungle friends safe and well for generations to come.

Biodiversity of Pantepui - The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands (Paperback): Valenti Rull, Teresa... Biodiversity of Pantepui - The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands (Paperback)
Valenti Rull, Teresa Vegas Vilarrubia, Otto Huber, Celsa Senaris
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Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the biota, origin, and evolution of the Pantepui biogeographical province. It synthesizes historical information and recent discoveries, covering the main biogeographic patterns, evolutionary trends, and conservational efforts. Written by international experts on the biodiversity of this pristine land, this book explores what makes Pantepui a unique natural laboratory to study the origin and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity under the influence of only natural drivers. It discusses the organisms living in Pentepui, including algae, plants, several groups of invertebrates, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. The latter portion of the book delves into the effects of human activity and global warming on Pantepui, and current conservational efforts to combat these threats. Biodiversity of Pantepui is an important resource for researchers in ecology, biogeography, evolution, and conservation, who want to understand the biodiversity and natural history of this region, and how to help conserve and protect the Guiana Highlands from environmental and human damages.

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