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Birds Of Prey In A Changing Environment

Author : D. B. A. Thompson
ISBN : 0114973083
Genre : Nature
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Based on the proceedings of a conference held in December 2002 by SNH, the British Ornithologists' Union and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
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ISBN : 0114973210
Genre : Bird populations
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Drivers Of Environmental Change In Uplands

Author : Aletta Bonn
ISBN : 9781134061648
Genre : Business & Economics
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The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.
Category: Business & Economics

Migrating Raptors Of The World

Author : Keith L. Bildstein
ISBN : 080144179X
Genre : Nature
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Keith L. Bildstein has studied migrating raptors on four continents and directs the conservation science program at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, the world's first refuge for migratory birds of prey. In this book, he details the stories and successes of twelve of the world's most important raptor-viewing spots, among them Cape May Point, New Jersey; Veracruz, Mexico; Kekoldi, Costa Rica; the Strait of Gibralter, Spain; and Elat, Israel.
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Birds As Monitors Of Environmental Change

Author : R.W. Furness
ISBN : 9789401513227
Genre : Science
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Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change looks at how bird populations are affected by pollutants, water quality, and other physical changes and how this scientific knowledge can help in predicting the effects of pollutants and other physical changes in the environment.
Category: Science

Biological Diversity

Author : Paul E. Hatcher
ISBN : 9780470979860
Genre : Science
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Biological Diversity takes a fresh, innovative approach to the teaching of biodiversity. Rather than detailing and cataloguing the major taxa and their evolutionary relationships, the authors have selected 18 groups of organisms and used these as a framework in which to discuss the species and their interactions with man and each other. There is a strong narrative theme throughout – the exploited and the exploiters - and, in many cases, there is emphasis on the historical context. A wide range of organisms are covered, from the unicellular to birds and mammals and with an equal consideration of plants and animals. Species have been chosen for their ability to best illustrate particular biological principles, and for their strong interaction with other species. After an introduction the book is divided into two parts: ‘Exploited’ and ‘Exploiters’. Each of the chapters, although linked to each other, forms a stand-alone essay. They are scientifically rigorous, up-to-date and do not shy away from addressing some controversial issues. Chapters have’ text boxes’ highlighting important issues and concepts, lists of further reading and references. In addition to tables and figures the book has a selection of original illustrations drawn by leading artist Steven Appleby. This fresh approach will appeal to all those interested in the biological sciences, and aims to be accessible to people with a diversity of backgrounds. It will prove particularly useful to biology students, enabling them to get to grips with important biological principles and concepts that underpin the diversity of life, and the interrelationship of humans with other groups of organisms.
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Raptors Of The World

Author : James Ferguson-Lees
ISBN : 0618127623
Genre : Nature
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More than two thousand full-color illustrations, along with detailed descriptions, information on behavior and habitats, and large- and small-scale range maps, document the world's 313 species of birds of prey.
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Birds Of Prey

Author : John E. Cooper
ISBN : 9781405147323
Genre : Medical
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Raptor biology has evolved enormously since the publication of the original edition of this book under the title Veterinary Aspects of Captive Birds of Prey. With the help of leading international experts, John E. Cooper has updated and expanded this classic reference to include all the latest data on the health and diseases of raptors. While still serving the needs of veterinary surgeons who treat birds of prey, Birds of Prey: Health & Disease also appeals to a wide readership of falconers, avian researchers, breeders, rehabilitators and zoo staff. Important changes to this new edition are the inclusion of data on free-living birds, additional material on fractures, pathology, legislation and poisons, and new sections on neonatology, health monitoring, captive-breeding and host-parasite relations. This book reviews all aspects of birds of prey, giving invaluable up-to-date information on diseases and pathology, but also looking at the history of the subject, the origins of terms, the evolution of current thinking and ending with a reliable list of primary references for further reading.
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Birds Of Prey

Author : José Hernán Sarasola
ISBN : 9783319737454
Genre : Science
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This book will provide the state-of-the-art on most of the topics involved in the ecology and conservation of birds of prey. With chapters authored by the most recognized and prestigious researchers on each of the fields, this book will become an authorized reference volume for raptor biologists and researchers around the world.
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Final Environment Statement

Author : United States. Bureau of Land Management
ISBN : CHI:27826666
Genre : Bird refuges
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People And Wildlife Conflict Or Co Existence

Author : Rosie Woodroffe
ISBN : 1139445626
Genre : Nature
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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101480733
Genre : Ecology
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Bbc Wildlife

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097698611
Genre : Animals
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Category: Animals

Birds Of Ethiopia And Eritrea

Author : John Ash
ISBN : 9781408133088
Genre : Nature
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Ethiopia and Eritrea have a fascinating and unique avifauna. Poorly known in comparison to many parts of Africa, knowledge on bird distribution in the two countries is scattered throughout the literature. For more than 35 years, the authors have been painstakingly collecting bird records in the region and plotting them on half-degree maps, including published records, data from museum specimens, sightings from their own extensive travels and, more recently, records from the many birdwatchers that now visit Ethiopia. The resulting atlas provides, for the first time, an accurate assessment of the distribution of each of the 870 species known from the two countries, including valuable information on breeding. The succinct text summarises the results and discusses distribution to subspecies level. Extensive introductory chapters cover topics such as topography, geology, vegetation, climate, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, bird ringing, and the history of ornithology in the region. This groundbreaking book fills a large hole in the literature for one of the most diverse and least known areas of Africa.
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Changing Environments

Author : Open University
ISBN : UOM:39015059984511
Genre : Medical
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Are we humans destroying the environments in which we live, or is environmental change inevitable and natural? How has the relationship between human societies and environments changed since pre-history? Will human population growth outpace the available resources of land and water? Is global warming and climate change already out of control? What can economic and political models tell us about international development? Changing Environments takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to such questions, drawing on ideas from science, technology, social science and humanities to examine how and why environments change as a result of natural and human-mediated processes. It draws on examples from around the world, and includes consideration of: the scales of time and space over which changes in our environments occur the effects on environments that arise from human use of the resources of energy, land, water and the atmosphere the role of technology and economics in shaping human actions on our environments the use and limitations of different models for thinking about environmental change The book is par t of a series entitled Environment: Change, Contest and Response that forms a large part of an Open University course on environmental matters. The other books in the series are: Understanding Environmental Issues Contested Environments Environmental responses
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Raptors Birds Of Prey

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ISBN : IND:30000026055719
Genre : Nature
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A portfolio of stunning color photographs is accompanied by a text which details these avian predators' (eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures) adaptations as well as their ability to survive in a world which continually threatens their existence. 10x95/8". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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ISBN : UOM:39015060976449
Genre : Biology
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ISBN : 2880329558
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