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Title Endangered animals : a reference guide to conflicting issues / edited by Richard P. Reading and Brian Miller.
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QL82 .E55 2000    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QL82 .E55 2000    AVAILABLE  
Subject Endangered species.
Conservation biology.
Rare vertebrates.
Wildlife conservation.
Alt Name Reading, Richard P.
Miller, Brian, 1948-
Description xviii, 383 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-369).
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Brian Miller; Richard P. Reading -- Case studies: African wild dog / M.G.L. Mills -- Altai argali sheep / Richard P. Reading: Sukhiin Amgalanbaatar -- American burying beetle / Erin Muths; Michelle Pellissier Scott -- Andean condor / Maria Rosa Cuesta: Elides Aquiles Sulbaran -- Anegada iguana / Numi Mitchell -- Aruba island rattlesnake / David Chiszar; R. Andrew Odum -- Asian elephant / Raman Sukumar -- Asiatic lion / Ravi Chellam; Vasant K. Saberwal -- Aye-aye / Anna T.C. Feistner; Eleanor J. Sterling -- Basking shark / Sarah L. Fowler -- Black-footed ferret / Brian Miller; Tim W. Clark; Richard P. Reading -- Boreal toad / Erin Muths; Paul Stephen Corn -- Brown bear / David J. Mattson -- Chinese alligator / Xiaoming Wang; John L. Behler; John Thorbjarnarson -- Dalmatian pelican / Henry M. Mix; Axel Braunlich -- Douc Langur / Dean Gibson -- Eastern barred bandicoot / John Seebeck; Peter Myroniuk -- Ethiopian wolf / Claudio Sillero-Zubiri -- European mink / Tilt Maran -- Florida manatee / Galen B. Rathbun; Richard L. Wallace -- Giant panda / Richard P. Reading -- Golden lion tamarin / James M. Dietz -- Golden-rumped elephant-shrew / Galen B. Rathbun; Solomon N. Kyalo -- Gorilla / Amy L. Vedder; William Weber -- Grevy's zebra / Mary Rowen; Stuart Williams -- Hawaiian goose / Paul C. Banko; J. Michael Scott -- Indiana bat / Nina Fascione -- Ivory-billed woodpecker / Jerome A. Jackson -- Jaguar / Brian Miller; Rodrigo Nunez; Carlos Lopez-Gonzalez -- Kemp's ridley sea turtle / Jack Frazier -- Leatherback turtle / Jack Frazier -- Malagasy freshwater fishes / Rick Haeffner -- Marbled murrelet / Blair Csuti; Gary S. Miller; Steven R. Beissinger -- Mariana crow / Julie A. Savidge; Robert E. Beck Jr. -- Mediterranean monk seal / Luis Mariano Gonzalez -- Mexican prairie dog / Julian Trevino-Villarreal -- Mexican wolf / Jane M. Packard; Jose F. Bernal-Stoopen -- Mountain plover / Stephen J. Dinsmore -- Northern Rocky Mountain wolf / Douglas W. Smith; Michael K. Phillips -- Orinoco River dolphin / Ernesto O. Boede; Esmeralda Mujica-Jorquera -- Piping plover / Lauren C. Wemmer; Francesca J. Cuthbert -- Po'o-uli (black-faced honeycreeper) / Paul Conry; Mark Collins; Peter Schuyler -- Red-cockaded woodpecker / Jerome A. Jackson -- Red wolf / Brian T. Kelly; Michael K. Phillips -- Scarlet macaw / Katherine Renton -- Snow leopard / Rodney M. Jackson -- Southern sea otter / Katherine Ralls -- Sturgeons and paddlefishes / Vadim J. Bristein -- Yuma clapper rail / Courtney J. Conway; William R. Eddleman -- Synthesis: Interdisciplinary problem solving in endangered species conservation: Yellowstone grizzly bear case / Tim W. Clark -- Conclusions: Causes of endangerment and conflicts in recovery / Brian Miller; Richard P. Reading -- Selected conservation organizations -- Glossary -- References -- Index -- Contributors.
Summary Explore the multiple issues that surround species declines and conservation efforts through the only reference source to examine the conflicting conservation issues of 49 endangered species. While the causes of endangerment are relatively easy to understand, the ultimate or underlying factors are often far more complex and difficult to address. An introduction to these issues and how to resolve them is provided in this unique collection of case studies of animal species that have been pushed to the brink of extinction. Each case study provides the following information: Common name; Scientific name; Order; Family; Status; Threats; Habitat; Distribution; Natural history; Conflicting Issues; Future and Prognosis. Organized into case studies of 49 endangered animals written by some 70 contributors, this reference guide includes the Asian elephant, basking shark, giant panda, leatherback turtle, boreal toad, Mexican crow, Indiana bat, snow leopard, and southern sea otter. Basic data on each species (common and scientific name, order, family, status, habitat, distribution) is followed by sections on the animal's description, natural history, conflicting issues about its existence, and its future and prognosis. At the end of the compendium is a short section on attempts to solve the endangered species problems, and a list of organizations working to prevent endangerment. As Miller and Reading put it, it is humanity that is now holding the "deadly scythe."
ISBN 0313308160 (alk. paper)
9780313308161
OCLC # 42598484
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction - Brian Miller and Richard P. Reading 
 Case Studies 
  African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) / M. G. L. Mills1
  Altai Argali Sheep (Ovis ammon ammon) / Sukhiin Amgalanbaatar, Richard P. Reading5
  American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) / Erin Muths, Michelle Pellissier Scott10
  Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) / Maria Rosa Cuesta, Elides Aquiles Sulbaran16
  Anegada Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) / Numi Mitchell22
  Aruba Island Rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor) / R. Andrew Odum, David Chiszar28
  Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) / Raman Sukumar34
  Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) / Ravi Chellam, Vasant K. Saberwal40
  Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) / Eleanor J. Sterling, Anna T. C. Feistner45
  Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) / Sarah J. Fowler49
  Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) / Brian Miller, Richard P. Reading, Tim W. Clark54
  Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) / Erin Muths, Paul Stephen Corn60
  Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) / David J. Mattson66
  Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis) / John Thorbjarnarson, John L. Behler, Xiaoming Wang72
  Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) / Henry M. Mix, Axel Braunlich78
  Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus nemaeus) / Dean Gibson84
  Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) / Peter Myroniuk, John Seebeck89
  Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) / Claudio Sillero-Zubiri95
  European Mink (Mustela lutreola) / Tiit Maran101
  Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) / Galen B. Rathbun, Richard L. Wallace107
  Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) / Richard P. Reading112
  Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) / James M. Dietz119
  Golden-rumped Elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus) / Galen B. Rathbun, Solomon N. Kyalo125
  Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) / Amy L. Vedder, William Weber130
  Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) / Mary Rowen, Stuart Williams136
  Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis) / J. Michael Scott, Paul C. Banko142
  Indian Bat (Myotis sodalis) / Nina Fascione147
  Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) / Jerome A. Jackson153
  Jaguar (Panthera onca) / Rodrigo Nunez, Carlos Lopez-Gonzalez, Brian Miller159
  Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) / Jack Frazier164
  Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) / Jack Frazier171
  Malagasy Freshwater Fishes / Rick Haeffner178
  Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) / Blair Csuti, Gary S. Miller, Steven R. Beissinger184
  Mariana Crow (Corvus kubaryi) / Robert E. Beck, Jr., Julie A. Savidge191
  Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) / Luis Mariano Gonzalez196
  Mexican Prairie Dog (Cynomys mexicanus) / Julian Trevino-Villarreal202
  Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) / Jane M. Packard, Jose F. Bernal-Stoopen207
  Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) / Stephen J. Dinsmore213
  Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus nubilus) / Douglas W. Smith, Michael K. Phillips219
  Orinoco River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) / Esmeralda Mujica-Jorquera, Ernesto O. Boede224
  Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) / Lauren C. Wemmer, Francesca J. Cuthbert230
  Po'o-uli (Black-faced Honeycreeper) (Melamprosops phaeosoma) / Paul Conry, Peter Schuyler, Mark Collins235
  Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) / Jerome A. Jackson241
  Red Wolf (Canis rufus) / Brian T. Kelly, Michael K. Phillips247
  Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) / Katherine Renton253
  Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) / Rodney M. Jackson258
  Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) / Katherine Ralls264
  Sturgeons and Paddlefishes (Acipenscriformes) / Vadim J. Birstein269
  Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) / Courtney J. Conway, William R. Eddleman279
 Synthesis 
  Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Endangered Species Conservation: The Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Case / Tim W. Clark285
  Conclusions: Causes of Endangerment and Conflicts in Recovery / Richard P. Reading, Brian Miller302
  Selected Conservation Organizations313
 Glossary315
 References319
 Index371
 Contributors379