Antelope conservation : from diagnosis to action by Jakob Bro-Jorgensen, David P. Mallon

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By Jakob Bro-Jorgensen, David P. Mallon

Antelopes represent a primary a part of ecosystems all through Africa and Asia the place they act as habitat architects, dispersers of seeds, and prey for big carnivores. The fascication they carry within the human brain is clear from prehistoric rock work and historic Egyptian artwork to ultra-modern natural world documentaries and recognition in zoos. in recent times, even though, the wonderful herds of the previous were decimated or extripated over broad components within the wilds, and pressing conservation motion is required to maintain this international historical past for generations to come.

As the 1st publication devoted to antelope conservation, this quantity units out to diagnose the factors of the drastic declines in antelope biodiversity and in this foundation establish the simplest issues of motion. In doing so, the booklet covers significant concerns within the present conservation debate, in particular concerning 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 ebook is an invaluable source to conservation scientists and practitioners, researchers, and scholars in similar disciplines in addition to lay humans.

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