Synopses & Reviews
This is an up-to-date and comprehensive look at the increasingly important subject of population management and conservation. Drawing on case studies of previous extinctions and near-extinctions, the authors discuss surrent theories for why species are driven into decline and how these declines can be reversed. Set in a real-world context of economics, legislation and treaties, this book is very much a practical guide for conservation action.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-443) and index.
Table of Contents
The Units Of Conservation.
Extinctions In Prehistory.
Historical Extinctions And Near Extinctions.
The Risks Faced By Small Populations.
Population Viability Analysis.
Diagnosis Of Declines.
Treatment Of Declines.
Habitat Change And Fragmentation.
The Role Of Reserves.
Conservation And Economics.
Legislation And Treaties.