By Tom McCarthy,David Mallon

ISBN-10: 0128022132

ISBN-13: 9780128022139

Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the area: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the one complete paintings at the biology, habit, and conservation prestige of the snow leopard, a species that has lengthy been one of many least studied, and therefore poorly understood, of the big cats.

Breakthroughs in applied sciences and methodologies to review this elusive cat have come quickly, together with non-invasive genetics, digicam traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The ebook starts with chapters at the genetic status and taxonomy of the snow leopard, through chapters on their habit and ecology. extra contributions stick with at the present and rising threats to the species, which come with longstanding issues, equivalent to poaching and conflicts with farm animals, and new and rising threats resembling mining and weather switch.

A part on conservation ideas, subsidized via worthwhile case stories, starts off with an outline of the $64000 function mountain groups play in assuring the snow leopard’s long term patience. moreover, chapters at the position of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, cutting-edge strategies and applied sciences for learning and tracking snow leopards, prestige studies from round the quarter, and destiny views, reminiscent of transboundary conservation projects, overseas conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the position of the IUCN Cat expert team and the Snow Leopard community, and undertakings corresponding to the worldwide Snow Leopard discussion board facilitated by way of the area financial institution also are included.

  • Serves because the first and simply finished booklet at the biology, habit, and conservation prestige of the snow leopard
  • Brings jointly the most up-tp-date clinical wisdom, files the main urgent conservation concerns, and stocks good fortune tales in assuaging the vast threats that now jeopardize the long term survival of this species
  • Brings present wisdom of the species, not just to researchers and conservationists, but additionally to selection makers, lecturers, and students
  • Edited by way of well-known snow leopard specialists, with greater than 50 years of collective adventure in study and conservation of the species

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