Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal Book

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal


  • Author : Paul Brooke
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0128221380

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Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal Excerpt :

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera onca at the Meeting of the Waters details the lives and behaviors of this subpopulation of jaguars through one-of-a-kind photographs from 26 international photographers, as well as illustrations, maps, waypoints, scientific insights, field journal excerpts and personal narratives. These jaguars are the largest in the world because they eat enormous prey and these jaguars have also become habituated to human observation. The book seeks to understand how locals can coexist with these cats while benefitting financially from them through ecotourism. It provides a conceptual model to apply to other subpopulations in order to save jaguars throughout North and South America. This book focuses on jaguars in the Southern Brazil ecosystem to capture these cats up close, observing them hunting, sleeping, mating and raising their cubs. Every day in the Northern Pantanal, during the dry season, is dramatic and often revealing. The book works to uncover the intricate lives of these misunderstood animals by freezing and uncoding their behaviors. Within this glut of ecotourism, the book delves into threats and issues facing these jaguars, from poaching ranchers to soybean production, deforestation, habitat destruction, and chemical toxicity from agriculture run-off (and chemical toxicity). Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera onca at the Meeting of the Waters is perfect for researchers and practitioners in wildlife conservation, naturalism ecotourism, and biologists.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids Book

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids


  • Author : David Macdonald
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199234448

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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids Excerpt :

implications that go far beyond the cat family. --

The Rough Guide to Brazil Book

The Rough Guide to Brazil


  • Author : Clemmy Manzo
  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241013878

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The Rough Guide to Brazil Excerpt :

The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Brazil is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of its diverse wildlife, dynamic cities and exhilarating scenery - think lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls and the world's best beaches - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life. Discover Brazil's highlights: jaguar-spotting in the Pantanal wetlands; historic colonial towns; pearly-white beaches; the kaleidoscopic Rio Carnaval; Amazonian ecolodges; and the futuristic architecture of Brasília. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil, now available in PDF.

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise Book

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise


  • Author : Cameron La Follette
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429000386

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Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise Excerpt :

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societ

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice Book

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice


  • Author : Cameron La Follette
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429000393

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Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice Excerpt :

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societ

Fencing for Conservation Book

Fencing for Conservation


  • Author : Michael J. Somers
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1461409020

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Fencing for Conservation Excerpt :

The conflict between increasing human population and biodiversity conservation is one of the IUCN’s key threatening processes. Conservation planning has received a great deal of coverage and research as a way of conserving biodiversity yet, while theoretically successful, it has never been tested. Simple lines on maps to illustrate conservation areas are unlikely to be successful in the light of human encroachment. It may be that some form of overt display is necessary to ensure the protection of reserves. This may be signage, presence of guards/rangers or physical fencing structures. The need for some form of barrier goes beyond restricting human access. The megafauna of Africa pose a genuine threat to human survival. In southern Africa, fences keep animals in and protect the abutting human population. Elsewhere, fencing is not considered important or viable. Where poverty is rife, it won’t take much to tip the balance from beneficial conservation areas to troublesome repositories of crop-raiders, diseases and killers. Conversely, in New Zealand fences are used to keep animals out. Introduced species have decimated New Zealand’s endemic birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and several sites have been entirely encapsulated in mouse-proof fencing to ensure their protection. Australia faces the same problems as New Zealand, however surrounds its national parks with cattle fences. Foxes and cats are free to enter and leave at will, resulting in rapid recolonisation following poisoning campaigns. How long will these poison campaigns work before tolerance, aversion or resistance evolves in the introduced predator populations?

The Predator Paradox Book
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The Predator Paradox


  • Author : John Shivik
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807080771

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The Predator Paradox Excerpt :

An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. Farmers anxious to protect their sheep from wolves aren’t the only ones concerned: suburbanites and city dwellers are also having more unwanted run-ins with mammalian predators. And that might not be a bad thing. After all, our government has been at war with wildlife since 1914, and the death toll has been tremendous: federal agents kill a combined ninety thousand wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars every year, often with dubious biological effectiveness. Only recently have these species begun to recover. Given improved scientific understanding and methods, can we continue to slow the slaughter and allow populations of mammalian predators to resume their positions as keystone species? As carnivore populations increase, however, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can end the war while still preserving and protecting these key species as fundamental components of healthy ecosystems. By reducing almost sole reliance on broad scale “death from above” tactics and by incorporating nonlethal approaches to managing wildlife—from electrified flagging to motion-sensor lights—we can dismantle the paradox, have both people and predators on the landscape, and ensure the long-term survival of both. As the boundary between human and animal habitat blurs, preventing human-wildlife conflict depends as much on changing animal behavior as on changing our own perceptions, attitudes, and actions. To that end, Shivik focuses on the facts, mollifies fears, and presents a variety of tools and tactics for cons

Wild Cats of the World Book

Wild Cats of the World


  • Author : Luke Hunter
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472922854

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Wild Cats of the World Excerpt :

Ranging from the largest - the Tiger to the smallest species - the Rusty-spotted Cat and Black-footed Cat, the world's wild cats are some of the most beautiful, ferocious and feared carnivores in the world. Wild Cats of the World provides a detailed account of each species of wild cat, examining their importance throughout history and the future of some of the most endangered breeds. Using stunning photography and magnificent colour plates by top wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett to depict each cat in detail, Wild Cats of the World examines the characteristics of all 38 species, as well as their history, distribution and current IUCN status.

Effective Conservation Book

Effective Conservation


  • Author : Ignacio Jiménez
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642832457

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Effective Conservation Excerpt :

"Full Nature" is a new approach to conservation that connects the well-being of the natural world with the human communities in its midst. Pioneered by conservationist Ignacio Jiménez, it offers a pragmatic approach that puts the focus on working with people--neighbors, governments, politicians, businesses, media--to ensure communities have a stake in the long-term protection and restoration of their local parks and wildlife. Effective Conservation is based on Jiménez's experience managing conservation projects on three continents over thirty years. It guides readers through the practical considerations of designing, analyzing, and managing effective conservation programs. This highly readable manual, newly translated into English after successful Spanish and Portuguese editions, provides a practical, time-proven formula for successful conservation.

Latin American Mammalogy Book

Latin American Mammalogy


  • Author : Michael A. Mares
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 0806123435

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Latin American Mammalogy Excerpt :

In this volume thirty-six scientists from Latin American and the United States contribute substantially to our knowledge of Latin American mammals. Part 1 provides a history of the pioneers in collection-based mammalogy, which began only about two centuries ago. Chapters in Part 2 demonstrate the search for theories and methodologies that will help us understand how the fauna of this region came to be. Part 3 addresses conservation policy and management in light of recent enormous changes in the natural habitats of Latin America. Part 4 explores the need for conservation-education programs in Latin America as a critical step in the development of a sound land-use ethic. The preface of Latin American Mammalogy, overviews of the four sections, and summaries of the twenty-three chapters are given in Spanish as well as English.

Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia Book

Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia


  • Author : Tony de Almeida
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000051334284

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Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia Excerpt :

In this book you will encounter the king of the jungle, the jaguar, in his domain. Told by South America's most successful guide.

American Jaguar Book

American Jaguar


  • Author : Elizabeth Webb
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books ™
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541572201

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American Jaguar Excerpt :

In the borderlands between the United States and Mexico, America's largest cat—the jaguar—is fighting to regain its kingdom. Added to the endangered species list in 1997, the jaguar has declined in population mainly due to habitat fragmentation created by roads, farms, mines, and most controversially, the border wall. Such human-made barriers prevent free movement of many wild animals for predation and mating, thereby threatening their reproduction, DNA transfer, and overall survival. Author and wildlife biologist Elizabeth Webb examines the jaguar's predicament and highlights the work of field scientists who are searching for solutions. "Conservation Connection" features throughout the book underscore the importance of protecting this keystone species of the Americas.

Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems Book

Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems


  • Author : Juan J. Villalba
  • Publisher : 5m Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912178094

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Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems Excerpt :

There has been a lot written about animal welfare in intensive farming systems, but very little about animals reared in extensive agricultural systems. Yet these animals make up a significant proportion of the world's farm animal population, covering a significant portion of the globe. Animals kept in extensive conditions face their own unique set of challenges that are vital for anyone with an interest in farm animal welfare to understand. Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems presents those challenges in a practical way, backed up with thoroughly referenced research. Topics covered include: heat stress, water quality and availability, nutrition, predation, poisonous plants, transport, human-animal interactions, and neonatal mortality. This book is ideal for animal welfare academics, students and researchers. It can also be beneficial to students in animal science, veterinary science and agriculture, and to farm industry producers and personnel. The Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre (FAWEC) is based at the School of Veterinary Science of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). FAWEC works with farmers, veterinarians and the livestock sector in general to improve farm animal welfare. Its main activity is to provide practical, science-based training and education on the welfare of farm animals. *** "...'Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems' is an unreservedly recommended addition to college and university library Agricultural & Veterinary Medicine collections and supplemental studies reading lists. --Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch: February 2017, The Agriculture Shelf (Series: The Animal Welfare Series) [Subject: Veterinary Medicine, Farming]

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology Book

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology


  • Author : Allan F. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 4431994955

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Camera Traps in Animal Ecology Excerpt :

Remote photography and infrared sensors are widely used in the sampling of wildlife populations worldwide, especially for cryptic or elusive species. Guiding the practitioner through the entire process of using camera traps, this book is the first to compile state-of-the-art sampling techniques for the purpose of conducting high-quality science or effective management. Chapters on the evaluation of equipment, field sampling designs, and data analysis methods provide a coherent framework for making inferences about the abundance, species richness, and occupancy of sampled animals. The volume introduces new models that will revolutionize use of camera data to estimate population density, such as the newly developed spatial capture–recapture models. It also includes richly detailed case studies of camera trap work on some of the world’s most charismatic, elusive, and endangered wildlife species. Indispensible to wildlife conservationists, ecologists, biologists, and conservation agencies around the world, the text provides a thorough review of the subject as well as a forecast for the use of remote photography in natural resource conservation over the next few decades.

Poisoned Wetlands Book

Poisoned Wetlands


  • Author : Honor Head
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2018-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538234976

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Poisoned Wetlands Excerpt :

Earth's wetlands are crucially important land areas that can easily get overlooked when talking about bodies of water. Wetlands hold some of the most concentrated biodiversity of any ecosystem and act as a filter to help keep our water clean. This book explores the danger facing our wetlands, and what is at stake if we do not reverse the damage. The final spread gives readers the chance to conduct their own environmental investigation with guidelines on how to observe, monitor, and analyze the health of a wetland area. This volume introduces an important part of our ecosystem to the reader's attention and inspires scientists of all levels to take action.