The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids by David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge

By David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge

The editors make the most of their 50 years of mixed adventure in expert engagement with the behaviour and ecology of untamed felids to attract jointly a distinct community of the world's most valuable and an expert specialists. For the 1st time, this inter-disciplinary examine programme is introduced jointly inside a unmarried quantity.

Beginning with an entire account of all 36 felid species, there stick to eight complete evaluation chapters that span all of the themes so much correct to felid conservation technology, together with evolution and systematics, felid shape and serve as, genetic purposes, behavioural ecology, administration of species that come into clash with humans and keep an eye on of overseas alternate in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ administration, and felid ailments. 19 targeted case experiences then delve deeply into syntheses of some of the best species investigations around the world, written through the entire prime figures within the box. those chapters painting the original attributes of the wild felids, describe their interesting (and conflicting) courting with people, and create an remarkable platform for destiny learn and conservation measures. a last bankruptcy analyses the necessities of, and inter-disciplinary techniques to, useful conservation with state-of-the-art examples of conservation technology and motion that pass a ways past the cat family.

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