By Jakob Bro-Jorgensen, David P. Mallon
Antelopes represent a basic a part of ecosystems all through Africa and Asia the place they act as habitat architects, dispersers of seeds, and prey for giant carnivores. The fascication they carry within the human brain is obvious from prehistoric rock work and historic Egyptian artwork to ultra-modern flora and fauna documentaries and recognition in zoos. lately, notwithstanding, the staggering herds of the previous were decimated or extripated over broad parts within the wilds, and pressing conservation motion is required to maintain this international history for generations to come.
As the 1st e-book devoted to antelope conservation, this quantity units out to diagnose the reasons of the drastic declines in antelope biodiversity and in this foundation determine the best issues of motion. In doing so, the e-book covers relevant concerns within the present conservation debate, particularly with regards to the administration of overexploitation, habitat fragmentation, affliction transmission, weather swap, populations genetics, and reintroductions. The contributions are authored through world-leading specialists within the box, and the publication is an invaluable source to conservation scientists and practitioners, researchers, and scholars in similar disciplines in addition to lay humans.
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Antelope conservation : from diagnosis to action by Jakob Bro-Jorgensen, David P. Mallon