Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal
Author: Paul Brooke,Paul Donahue
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9780128221389
ISBN 13: 0128221380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal Book Review:

Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera onca at the Meeting of the Waters details the lives and behaviors of this subpopulation of jaguars through one-of-a-kind photographs from 26 international photographers, as well as illustrations, maps, waypoints, scientific insights, field journal excerpts and personal narratives. These jaguars are the largest in the world because they eat enormous prey and these jaguars have also become habituated to human observation. The book seeks to understand how locals can coexist with these cats while benefitting financially from them through ecotourism. It provides a conceptual model to apply to other subpopulations in order to save jaguars throughout North and South America. This book focuses on jaguars in the Southern Brazil ecosystem to capture these cats up close, observing them hunting, sleeping, mating and raising their cubs. Every day in the Northern Pantanal, during the dry season, is dramatic and often revealing. The book works to uncover the intricate lives of these misunderstood animals by freezing and uncoding their behaviors. Within this glut of ecotourism, the book delves into threats and issues facing these jaguars, from poaching ranchers to soybean production, deforestation, habitat destruction, and chemical toxicity from agriculture run-off (and chemical toxicity). Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera onca at the Meeting of the Waters is perfect for researchers and practitioners in wildlife conservation, naturalism ecotourism, and biologists.

The Rough Guide to Brazil

The Rough Guide to Brazil
Author: Clemmy Manzo,Kiki Deere,Stephen Keeling,Daniel Jacobs
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0241013879
ISBN 13: 9780241013878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Brazil Book Review:

The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Brazil is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of its diverse wildlife, dynamic cities and exhilarating scenery - think lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls and the world's best beaches - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life. Discover Brazil's highlights: jaguar-spotting in the Pantanal wetlands; historic colonial towns; pearly-white beaches; the kaleidoscopic Rio Carnaval; Amazonian ecolodges; and the futuristic architecture of Brasília. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil, now available in PDF.

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise
Author: Cameron La Follette,Chris Maser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN 10: 0429000383
ISBN 13: 9780429000386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise Book Review:

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societies Details the potential pitfalls to Rights of Nature governance and land use decisions from people doing the work, as well as their solutions Discusses the basic human needs for shelter, food, and community in entirely new ways: in relationship with Nature, rather than in conquest of it

Infectious Diseases of Brazil

Infectious Diseases of Brazil
Author: Gideon Informatics, Inc.,Dr. Stephen Berger
Publsiher: GIDEON Informatics Inc
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 1498829961
ISBN 13: 9781498829960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Diseases of Brazil Book Review:

Infectious Diseases of Brazil is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each chapter is divided into three sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Status of the disease in Brazil 3. References A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Brazil follows the diseases chapters. There are 361 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 260 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Brazil. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Brazil and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Brazil are included.

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice
Author: Cameron La Follette,Chris Maser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 0429000391
ISBN 13: 9780429000393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice Book Review:

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practice is the much-needed complementary volume to Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction (CRC Press, May 2017). The first book laid out the international precursors for the Rights of Nature doctrine and described the changes required to create a Rights of Nature framework that supports Nature in a sustainable relationship rather than as an exploited resource. This follow-up work provides practitioners from diverse cultures around the world an opportunity to describe their own projects, successes, and challenges in moving toward a legal personhood for Nature. It includes contributions from Nepal, New Zealand, Canadian Native American cultures, Kiribati, the United States and Scotland, amongst others, by practitioners working on projects that can be integrated into a Rights of Nature framework. The authors also tackle required changes to shift the paradigm, such as thinking of Nature in a sacred manner, reorienting Nature’s rights and human rights, the conceptualization of restoration, and the removal of large-scale energy infrastructure. Curated by experts in the field, this expansive collection of papers will prove invaluable to a wide array of policymakers and administrators, environmental advocates and conservation groups, tribal land managers, and communities seeking to create or maintain a sustainable relationship with Nature. Features: Addresses existing projects that are successfully implementing a Rights of Nature legal framework, including the difference it makes in practice Presents the voices of practitioners not often recognized who are working in innovative ways towards sustainability and the need to grant a voice to Nature in human decision-making Explores new ideas from the insights of a diverse range of cultures on how to grant legal personhood to Nature, restrain damaging human activity, create true sustainability, and glimpse how a Rights of Nature paradigm can work in different societies Details the potential pitfalls to Rights of Nature governance and land use decisions from people doing the work, as well as their solutions Discusses the basic human needs for shelter, food, and community in entirely new ways: in relationship with Nature, rather than in conquest of it

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids
Author: David Macdonald,Andrew Loveridge
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2010-06-03
ISBN 10: 0191574147
ISBN 13: 9780191574146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids Book Review:

The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behaviour and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world's most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary research programme is brought together within a single volume. Beginning with a complete account of all 36 felid species, there follow 8 comprehensive review chapters that span all the topics most relevant to felid conservation science, including evolution and systematics, felid form and function, genetic applications, behavioural ecology, management of species that come into conflict with people and control of international trade in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ management, and felid diseases. 19 detailed case studies then delve deeply into syntheses of the very best species investigations worldwide, written by all the leading figures in the field. These chapters portray the unique attributes of the wild felids, describe their fascinating (and conflicting) relationship with humans, and create an unparalleled platform for future research and conservation measures. A final chapter analyses the requirements of, and inter-disciplinary approaches to, practical conservation with cutting-edge examples of conservation science and action that go far beyond the cat family.

GIDEON Guide to Surveys

GIDEON Guide to Surveys
Author: Gideon Informatics, Inc.,Dr. Stephen Berger
Publsiher: GIDEON Informatics Inc
Total Pages: 4820
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 1498827721
ISBN 13: 9781498827720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIDEON Guide to Surveys Book Review:

GIDEON Guide to Surveys summarizes the status of all published epidemiological surveys. 71,764 surveys are included of which 43,919 are Prevalence surveys and 27,835 are Seroprevalence surveys. Charts are designed to allow users to quickly scan and compare surveys according to year, region, setting, study population and other parameters. Linked references are also displayed where available. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease, and include: Disease nameDisease synonymsSurvey summary: total numbers of surveys for diseaseWorldwide: Surveys which encompass a group of countries or regionsCountry: Survey lists by country including details and references This is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard textbooks and peer-review journals, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature.

Leptospirosis Global Status

Leptospirosis  Global Status
Author: Gideon Informatics, Inc.,Dr. Stephen Berger
Publsiher: GIDEON Informatics Inc
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 1498832997
ISBN 13: 9781498832991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leptospirosis Global Status Book Review:

Leptospirosis: Global Status is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing exhaustive search of the medical literature. The ebook includes: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Clinical features 3. Distribution map 4. Images 5. Global status and status in every relevant country 6. References

The Predator Paradox

The Predator Paradox
Author: John Shivik
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0807080772
ISBN 13: 9780807080771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Predator Paradox Book Review:

An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. Farmers anxious to protect their sheep from wolves aren’t the only ones concerned: suburbanites and city dwellers are also having more unwanted run-ins with mammalian predators. And that might not be a bad thing. After all, our government has been at war with wildlife since 1914, and the death toll has been tremendous: federal agents kill a combined ninety thousand wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars every year, often with dubious biological effectiveness. Only recently have these species begun to recover. Given improved scientific understanding and methods, can we continue to slow the slaughter and allow populations of mammalian predators to resume their positions as keystone species? As carnivore populations increase, however, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can end the war while still preserving and protecting these key species as fundamental components of healthy ecosystems. By reducing almost sole reliance on broad scale “death from above” tactics and by incorporating nonlethal approaches to managing wildlife—from electrified flagging to motion-sensor lights—we can dismantle the paradox, have both people and predators on the landscape, and ensure the long-term survival of both. As the boundary between human and animal habitat blurs, preventing human-wildlife conflict depends as much on changing animal behavior as on changing our own perceptions, attitudes, and actions. To that end, Shivik focuses on the facts, mollifies fears, and presents a variety of tools and tactics for consideration. Blending the science of the wild with entertaining and dramatic storytelling, Shivik’s clear-eyed pragmatism allows him to appeal to both sides of the debate, while arguing for the possibility of coexistence: between ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife managers and animal-welfare activists, and humans and animals.

Fencing for Conservation

Fencing for Conservation
Author: Michael J. Somers,Matthew Hayward
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN 10: 9781461409021
ISBN 13: 1461409020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fencing for Conservation Book Review:

The conflict between increasing human population and biodiversity conservation is one of the IUCN’s key threatening processes. Conservation planning has received a great deal of coverage and research as a way of conserving biodiversity yet, while theoretically successful, it has never been tested. Simple lines on maps to illustrate conservation areas are unlikely to be successful in the light of human encroachment. It may be that some form of overt display is necessary to ensure the protection of reserves. This may be signage, presence of guards/rangers or physical fencing structures. The need for some form of barrier goes beyond restricting human access. The megafauna of Africa pose a genuine threat to human survival. In southern Africa, fences keep animals in and protect the abutting human population. Elsewhere, fencing is not considered important or viable. Where poverty is rife, it won’t take much to tip the balance from beneficial conservation areas to troublesome repositories of crop-raiders, diseases and killers. Conversely, in New Zealand fences are used to keep animals out. Introduced species have decimated New Zealand’s endemic birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and several sites have been entirely encapsulated in mouse-proof fencing to ensure their protection. Australia faces the same problems as New Zealand, however surrounds its national parks with cattle fences. Foxes and cats are free to enter and leave at will, resulting in rapid recolonisation following poisoning campaigns. How long will these poison campaigns work before tolerance, aversion or resistance evolves in the introduced predator populations?

Effective Conservation

Effective Conservation
Author: Ignacio Jiménez
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN 10: 1642832456
ISBN 13: 9781642832457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Conservation Book Review:

"Full Nature" is a new approach to conservation that connects the well-being of the natural world with the human communities in its midst. Pioneered by conservationist Ignacio Jiménez, it offers a pragmatic approach that puts the focus on working with people--neighbors, governments, politicians, businesses, media--to ensure communities have a stake in the long-term protection and restoration of their local parks and wildlife. Effective Conservation is based on Jiménez's experience managing conservation projects on three continents over thirty years. It guides readers through the practical considerations of designing, analyzing, and managing effective conservation programs. This highly readable manual, newly translated into English after successful Spanish and Portuguese editions, provides a practical, time-proven formula for successful conservation.

Brucellosis Global Status

Brucellosis  Global Status
Author: Gideon Informatics, Inc.,Dr. Stephen Berger
Publsiher: GIDEON Informatics Inc
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 1498832237
ISBN 13: 9781498832236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brucellosis Global Status Book Review:

Brucellosis: Global Status is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing exhaustive search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease. Each chapter includes: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Summary of clinical features 3. Potential use in Bioterrorism 4. References

Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia

Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia
Author: Tony de Almeida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000051334284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia Book Review:

In this book you will encounter the king of the jungle, the jaguar, in his domain. Told by South America's most successful guide.

Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems

Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems
Author: Juan J. Villalba
Publsiher: 5m Books Ltd
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 1912178095
ISBN 13: 9781912178094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems Book Review:

There has been a lot written about animal welfare in intensive farming systems, but very little about animals reared in extensive agricultural systems. Yet these animals make up a significant proportion of the world's farm animal population, covering a significant portion of the globe. Animals kept in extensive conditions face their own unique set of challenges that are vital for anyone with an interest in farm animal welfare to understand. Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems presents those challenges in a practical way, backed up with thoroughly referenced research. Topics covered include: heat stress, water quality and availability, nutrition, predation, poisonous plants, transport, human-animal interactions, and neonatal mortality. This book is ideal for animal welfare academics, students and researchers. It can also be beneficial to students in animal science, veterinary science and agriculture, and to farm industry producers and personnel. The Farm Animal Welfare Education Centre (FAWEC) is based at the School of Veterinary Science of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). FAWEC works with farmers, veterinarians and the livestock sector in general to improve farm animal welfare. Its main activity is to provide practical, science-based training and education on the welfare of farm animals. *** "...'Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems' is an unreservedly recommended addition to college and university library Agricultural & Veterinary Medicine collections and supplemental studies reading lists. --Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch: February 2017, The Agriculture Shelf (Series: The Animal Welfare Series) [Subject: Veterinary Medicine, Farming]

An Indomitable Beast

An Indomitable Beast
Author: Alan Rabinowitz
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 9781597269971
ISBN 13: 1597269972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Indomitable Beast Book Review:

The jaguar is one of the most mysterious and least-known big cats of the world. The largest cat in the Americas, it has survived an onslaught of environmental and human threats partly because of an evolutionary history unique among wild felines, but also because of a power and indomitable spirit so strong, the jaguar has shaped indigenous cultures and the beliefs of early civilizations on two continents. In An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar, big-cat expert Alan Rabinowitz shares his own personal journey to conserve a species that, despite its past resilience, is now on a slide toward extinction if something is not done to preserve the pathways it prowls through an ever-changing, ever-shifting landscape dominated by humans. Rabinowitz reveals how he learned from newly available genetic data that the jaguar was a single species connected genetically throughout its entire range from Mexico to Argentina, making it unique among all other large carnivores in the world. In a mix of personal discovery and scientific inquiry, he sweeps his readers deep into the realm of the jaguar, offering fascinating accounts from the field. Enhanced with maps, tables, and color plates, An Indomitable Beast brings important new research to life for scientists, anthropologists, and animal lovers alike. This book is not only about jaguars, but also about tenacity and survival. From the jaguar we can learn better strategies for saving other species and also how to save ourselves when faced with immediate and long-term catastrophic changes to our environment.

Latin American Mammalogy

Latin American Mammalogy
Author: Michael A. Mares,David J. Schmidly
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780806123431
ISBN 13: 0806123435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Mammalogy Book Review:

In this volume thirty-six scientists from Latin American and the United States contribute substantially to our knowledge of Latin American mammals. Part 1 provides a history of the pioneers in collection-based mammalogy, which began only about two centuries ago. Chapters in Part 2 demonstrate the search for theories and methodologies that will help us understand how the fauna of this region came to be. Part 3 addresses conservation policy and management in light of recent enormous changes in the natural habitats of Latin America. Part 4 explores the need for conservation-education programs in Latin America as a critical step in the development of a sound land-use ethic. The preface of Latin American Mammalogy, overviews of the four sections, and summaries of the twenty-three chapters are given in Spanish as well as English.

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology
Author: Allan F. O'Connell,James D. Nichols,K. Ullas Karanth
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 9784431994954
ISBN 13: 4431994955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camera Traps in Animal Ecology Book Review:

Remote photography and infrared sensors are widely used in the sampling of wildlife populations worldwide, especially for cryptic or elusive species. Guiding the practitioner through the entire process of using camera traps, this book is the first to compile state-of-the-art sampling techniques for the purpose of conducting high-quality science or effective management. Chapters on the evaluation of equipment, field sampling designs, and data analysis methods provide a coherent framework for making inferences about the abundance, species richness, and occupancy of sampled animals. The volume introduces new models that will revolutionize use of camera data to estimate population density, such as the newly developed spatial capture–recapture models. It also includes richly detailed case studies of camera trap work on some of the world’s most charismatic, elusive, and endangered wildlife species. Indispensible to wildlife conservationists, ecologists, biologists, and conservation agencies around the world, the text provides a thorough review of the subject as well as a forecast for the use of remote photography in natural resource conservation over the next few decades.

Poisoned Wetlands

Poisoned Wetlands
Author: Honor Head
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN 10: 1538234971
ISBN 13: 9781538234976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisoned Wetlands Book Review:

Earth's wetlands are crucially important land areas that can easily get overlooked when talking about bodies of water. Wetlands hold some of the most concentrated biodiversity of any ecosystem and act as a filter to help keep our water clean. This book explores the danger facing our wetlands, and what is at stake if we do not reverse the damage. The final spread gives readers the chance to conduct their own environmental investigation with guidelines on how to observe, monitor, and analyze the health of a wetland area. This volume introduces an important part of our ecosystem to the reader's attention and inspires scientists of all levels to take action.

The Jaguar

The Jaguar
Author: Rafael Hoogesteijn,Edgardo Mondolfi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789802161034
ISBN 13: 9802161039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide  Brazil
Author: Alex Robinson,Christopher Pickard
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-10-15
ISBN 10: 0756648610
ISBN 13: 9780756648619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil Book Review:

A highly illustrated guide to Brazil in the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel series