By Tom McCarthy, David Mallon
Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the realm: 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 for this reason poorly understood, of the big cats.
Breakthroughs in applied sciences and methodologies to review this elusive cat have come speedily, together with non-invasive genetics, digital camera 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 keep on with at the present and rising threats to the species, which come with longstanding matters, similar to poaching and conflicts with farm animals, and new and rising threats equivalent to mining and weather swap.
A part on conservation recommendations, subsidized by way of precious case experiences, begins with an outline of the real position mountain groups play in assuring the snow leopard’s long term endurance. additionally, chapters at the position of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state of the art suggestions and applied sciences for learning and tracking snow leopards, prestige stories from round the area, and destiny views, similar to transboundary conservation projects, overseas conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the function of the IUCN Cat professional workforce and the Snow Leopard community, and undertakings similar to the worldwide Snow Leopard discussion board facilitated by means of the area financial institution also are included.
- Serves because the first and purely finished ebook at the biology, habit, and conservation prestige of the snow leopard
- Brings jointly the most up-tp-date clinical wisdom, records the main urgent conservation concerns, and stocks luck tales in assuaging the huge 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 determination makers, teachers, and students
- Edited by way of well-known snow leopard specialists, with greater than 50 years of collective event in study and conservation of the species