Endangered

Biodiversity on the Brink
Author: Mitch Tobin
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 467
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For nearly seven years, Tobin reported from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles. He criss-crossed the Southwest - America's hottest, driest and fastest-growing region - in search of wildlife driven to the brink of extinction and solutions to the crisis. Tobin discovered that this region, with its urban sprawl, wasteful water use and vulnerability to climate change, provides a snapshot of the issues facing species throughout the world. He also advocates a set of innovative policies that can preserve the species and wild places that sustain the population.

Endangered Species Recovery

Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process
Author: Tim Clark,Richard Reading,Alice Clarke
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610914000
Category: Nature
Page: 461
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Endangered Species Recovery presents case studies of prominent species recovery programs in an attempt to explore and analyze their successes, failures, and problems, and to begin to find ways of improving the process. It is the first effort to engage social scientists as well as biologists in a wide-ranging analysis and discussion of endangered species conservation, and provides valuable insight into the policy and implementation framework of species recovery programs. The book features a unique integration of case studies with theory, and provides sound, practical ideas for improving endangered species policy implementation.

Endangered Species


Author: Karin Vergoth,Christopher Lampton
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780531114803
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 111
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Explains what species are, how they become extinct, and the effect of extinction on the ecology, and surveys endangered species of plants and animals and possible solutions.

Endangered Animals

A Reference Guide to Conflicting Issues
Author: Richard P. Reading,Brian Miller
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308161
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Presents unique case studies of 49 endangered species, which provide students with the conflicting issues surrounding conservation efforts.

Endangered Species

Social, Scientific, Economic and Legal Aspects in Australia and the South Pacific : Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Sydney, May 11 and 12, 1984
Author: Shelley Burgin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 230
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Policing International Trade in Endangered Species

The CITES Treaty and Compliance
Author: Rosalind Reeve,Sustainable Development Programme (Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853838804
Category: Political Science
Page: 346
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The convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the oldest multilateral environmental agreements. Since it was established to prevent international trade in wild animals and plants from threatening their survival, an complex system has evolved to induce countries to comply with and enforce the treaty's trade controls. This book presents the first definitive study of the CITES compliance system--a self-policing system which relies heavily on recommended trade suspensions to deal with non-compliance. It concludes that trade suspensions are effective, but identifies several weaknesses in the system. A strategy is advanced to address these weaknesses, drawing on lessons from other international compliance systems, and the potential for conflict between CITES trade restrictions and the WTO is analysed.

Endangered Animals


Author: Jan Sovak
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486467937
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
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What do the wild yak and the chimpanzee have in common? The same thing as the cheetah and the sloth: Their populations are dwindling. This beautifully illustrated coloring book spotlights 30 endangered species — from the marine environment of sea otters, manatees, and humpback whales to the jungle worlds of tigers, gorillas, and orangutans. A variety of magnificent birds facing extinction is also depicted — from whooping cranes to ivory-billed woodpeckers. With a description for each creature, plus habitat information, this guide is an entertaining way to get kids involved in environmental issues.

Endangered Pandas


Author: John Crossingham,Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778718581
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces the characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of pandas, and discusses the reasons they are endangered.

Endangered Animals

Quickly Disappearing
Author: Norma H. Jones
Publisher: Information Plus (TX)
ISBN: 9781878623515
Category: Endangered species
Page: 48
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A Guide to Endangered and Threatened Species in Virginia


Author: Karen Terwilliger,John R. Tate
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780939923311
Category: Nature
Page: 220
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This is an abridged and updated version of the award-winning publication 'Virginia's Endangered Species' (1991). An introduction summarises Virginia's natural habitats, conservation laws, and the responsibilities of the various state agencies involved in the conservation of biotic diversity in the Commonwealth. Most of the book consists of one-page descriptions and discussions of those species of plant and animal that are officially listed as endangered or threatened in Virginia. A beautiful colour photograph and map of occurrence is provided for almost every species. This guide is written in a style and format that will be enjoyed and understood by both professionals and laypersons. Its size, conciseness, and price make it an especially versatile, accessible, and useable reference and field tool for all who are interested in understanding and protecting Virginia's vulnerable natural heritage. The entries are from accounts prepared by more than 80 biologists from throughout Virginia. It contains the most current information available in printed form on the subject of vulnerable species in Virginia.

Endangered Species

Linking Environmental Studies With Everyday Life
Author: Shirley Cook
Publisher: Incentive Publications
ISBN: 9780865302723
Category: Education
Page: 63
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The ABCs of Endangered Animals


Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778734154
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents information about endangered animals for each letter of the alphabet, from apes, through the Japanese crane, to zebras.

Endangered Monkeys


Author: Molly Aloian,Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778718628
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Examines the lives, habits, and bodies of monkeys, as well as their loss of habitat and other threats to their existence.

Endangered Species Act

Law, Policy, and Perspectives
Author: Donald C. Baur,William Robert Irvin
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425802
Category: Law
Page: 435
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"As Secretary of the Interior, implementing the Endangered Species Act was one of my most important, and challenging, responsibilities. All who deal with this complex and critical law need a clear and comprehensive guide to its provisions, interpretation, and implementation. With chapters written by some of the foremost practitioners in the field, the new edition of Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives is an essential reference for conservationists and the regulated community and the attorneys who represent them."---Bruce Babbbitt, former Secretary of the Interior "In January 1973, when i introduced in Congress the bill that would become the Endangered Species Act, I described it as one of the most important pieces of legislation needed if we were to conserve, protect, and propagate our thereatened fish and our wildlife resources, which were diminishing too rapidly. I am proud to have introduced the original bill and even prouder that, in the ensuing years, the Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction. We have learned much along the way about the conservation of endangered species, the needs of the regulated community, and how the Endangered Species Act can successfully reconcile the two. It is important that we have a comprehensive understanding of the problems and potential of this landmark law."---John D. Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan "Possibly the single most effective legislative effort of modern times to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the blessings of nature that were passed on to our generation was the enactment of the landmark Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973. The ESA has allowed the United States to make great advances in protecting the web of life that enables the intricate coexistence of man, plant, and animal. In my role as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, I recognize the role of the Endangered Species Act in helping us to fulfill our stewardship responsibilities while balancing local concerns and economic needs. Understanding how the ESA works is essential to its continued success."---Nick J. Rahall, II, U.S. House of Representatives, West Virginia "After a lifetime of studying, writing about, and being amazed by the diversity of life, I remain convinced that failing to do everything we can to protect it is the folly future generations are least likely to forgive us. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most far-sighted and important laws ever adopted. A thorough understanding of how the law works, the major policy issues surrounding it, and how to resolve those issues will ensure the law's continued success in protecting biodiversity. Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives provides readers with the needed insight to this critically important law."---Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Honorary Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Conservation Of Endangered Freshwater Fish In Europe


Author: A. Kirchhofer,Arthur Kirchhofer,D. Hefti,Daniel Hefti,Daniel R. Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764353216
Category: Science
Page: 341
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Two events have recently improved the prospects of protecting fish and their environment in Switzerland: the acceptance of a new Federal Water Protection Law in the plebiscite of May 17th 1992, and the new Federal Legislation on Fisheries, in force since January 1st 1994. With this legal framework, the possibilities for protection of nature and landscape have now considerably improved in Switzerland. The most important aims of the Federal Law on Water Protection are to safeguard the natural habitats of the native flora and fauna and water as the habitat of aquatic organisms. This includes not only the preservation or restoration of water quality in lakes and rivers, but also, in rivers used for hydroelectricity, irrigation or as industrial or other water supplies, the maintenance of sufficient water to fulfill the minimal requirements for fish. However, good quality water in sufficient quan tities alone is not enough to guarantee the survival of fish. Intact fish habitats comprise various phYsical structures including plenty of hiding places, hunting grounds, reproduction and nursery areas within suitable distances from each other. This third aspect of conservation and restoration of aquatic habitats is a central point in the new Federal Law on Fisheries. Whereas the former versions of this law were more concerned with fishery regulations, the recent legislation defines new areas of responsibility for the federal and the cantonal governments.

Averting Extinction

Reconstructing Endangered Species Recovery
Author: Timothy W. Clark,Susan Gail Clark
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300113334
Category: Science
Page: 288
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The black-footed ferret, once thought extinct, was rediscovered in Wyoming in 1981. In this book, Tim Clark tells the story of subsequent efforts to save the black-footed ferret, showing how it points up the necessity of finding new ways to conserve and restore species. According to Clark, the problems facing conservation are not fundamentally biological but stem from human systems -- policy decisions, organizational priorities, and professional rivalries. The focus in conservation, he says, must shift from science to practical problem solving.Clark first describes and analyzes efforts to restore the black-footed ferret after 1981 and looks at the processes, people, institutions, and programs that were involved in that endeavor. Finding that the ferret case illustrates many things that go wrong in the implementation of complex environmental policy, Clark then proposes fresh approaches to endangered species recovery. He gives guidelines for improving decisionmaking and development of policies; for devising organizational strategies and structures that are more conducive to learning; and for a new civic professionalism that will raise the standards for performance and better meet society's needs. This policy-oriented approach, he contends, will open up new avenues, methods, and hope for species recovery.A very important work that will be widely read, discussed, and argued. -- Steven J. Bissell, Colorado Division of WildlifeA valuable contribution to a general science policy field where clear and sophisticated thinking is rare. -- Garry D. Brewer, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Endangered Species

Our Impact on the Planet
Author: Malcolm Penny
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780739848739
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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A discussion of actions by mankind which have resulted in extinct and endangered species, as well as past and present human efforts in support of wildlife and habitat conservation.