Invasive Alien Species
A New Synthesis

Edited by Harold A. Mooney, Richard Mack, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Laurie E. Neville, Peter Johan Schei, and Jeffrey K. Waage

Invasive alien species are among today's most daunting environmental threats, costing billions of dollars in economic damages and wreaking havoc on ecosystems around the world. In 1997, a consortium of scientific organizations including SCOPE...

368 pages
6 x 9

Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Michael Hoffmann, and Dave Macdonald

The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival. Aiming at conservation...

430 pages
8.2 x 10.8

Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn
The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into...

312 pages
6 x 9

The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants
Wild Plants at the Brink of Extinction and What Is Needed to Save Them

B. de Montmollin

The flora of the Mediterranean islands includes many rare and localized species unique to the islands. Some of these are particularly threatened with extinction due to various pressures caused by people and their activities in Mediterranean...

109 pages
6 x 8.25

Marine Conservation Biology
The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity

Marine Conservation Biology Institute; Edited by Elliott A. Norse and Larry B. Crowder; Foreword by Michael E. Soulé

Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems...

496 pages
8 x 10
6 photos, 48 illustrations

Coexisting with Large Carnivores
Lessons From Greater Yellowstone

As in the rest of the United States, grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions in and around Yellowstone National Park were eliminated or reduced decades ago to very low numbers. In recent years, however, populations have begun to recover,...

290 pages
6 x 9

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs
Proceedings Of A Symposium Held At The 9Th International Malacological Congress

Edited by E. Alison Kay

84 pages
8.8 x 11

Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar
A Conservation Assessment

Michele Thieme, Michele L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, Bernhard Lehner, Eric Dinerstein, David Olson, Guy Teugels, Andre Kamdem-Toham, Melanie L. J. S. Stiassny, and Paul Skelton

As part of a global effort to identify those areas where conservation measures are needed most urgently, World Wildlife Fund has assembled teams of scientists to conduct ecological assessments of all seven continents. Freshwater Ecoregions of...

483 pages
8.5 x 11

Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in...

526 pages
6 x 9

Antelopes: Part 4 - North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
Global Survey And Regional Action Plans

S.C. Kingswood and D. P. Mallon

Antelope herds numbering in the tens of thousands formerly occurred across the steppes and semideserts of Eurasia and India, but these have nearly all been reduced to fractions of their earlier size; antelope populations are now fragmented across...

268 pages
8 x 10.8


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