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The Resource Vultures : Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation

Vultures : Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation

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Vultures : Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
Title
Vultures
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Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
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Language
eng
Summary
This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, colorizations, and conservation questions. Extinct species of both families are examined, as is the disputed evidence for familial similarities and differences currently under review by geneticists and ornithologists. Conservation questions concern the extent to which recent land cover change (deforestation, urbanization, and desertification), wildlife depletions, and pollution have affected scavenging vultures. Such changes are examined as both positive and negative for vultures-a growing body of literature hints at the positive impacts of urban waste, more open forests, forest fires, landscape cultivation, road kills, and shore development, especially with increased attention to bird adaptation and "new" theories of adaptive management in conservation. These are contrasted with the conservation of other raptors and scavengers. Within new trends in conservation, with emphases on animal/human shared co-evolution in intensely habituated spaces, vulture conservation requires important new perspectives that contrast with the needs of other species conservation
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Vultures : Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
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Vultures : Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
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multicolored
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Content type code
txt
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Contents
Cover -- Preface -- Contents -- Part 1: Vulture Classification, Genetics and Ecology -- 1: Systematic List of Old World Vultures: The Griffons -- 2: Systematic List of Old World Vultures: Huge and Small Non-Griffons -- 3: Systematic List of New World Vultures -- Part 2: Vulture Ecology and Evolution -- 4: The Biological Evolution of Vultures -- 5: Vultures, Facultative Scavengers and Predators -- 6: Climate, Landscapes and Vultures -- Part 3: Vulture Ecology and Conservation -- 7: Vultures, Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change -- 8: Vultures, Chemicals and Diseases -- 9: Vultures in Social History and Conservation -- 10: The Future of Vultures: Conclusions and Summary -- References
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781482223620
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rdamedia
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