By David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge
The editors make the most of their 50 years of mixed adventure in specialist engagement with the behaviour and ecology of untamed felids to attract jointly a different community of the world's Most worthy and a professional specialists. For the 1st time, this inter-disciplinary study programme is introduced jointly inside of a unmarried quantity.
Beginning with a whole account of all 36 felid species, there stick to eight complete evaluation chapters that span the entire themes such a lot appropriate to felid conservation technological know-how, together with evolution and systematics, felid shape and serve as, genetic functions, behavioural ecology, administration of species that come into clash with humans and keep watch over of overseas exchange in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ administration, and felid illnesses. 19 distinctive case stories then delve deeply into syntheses of some of the best species investigations around the world, written via all of the top figures within the box. those chapters painting the original attributes of the wild felids, describe their attention-grabbing (and conflicting) courting with people, and create an unheard of platform for destiny study and conservation measures. a last bankruptcy analyses the necessities of, and inter-disciplinary ways to, functional conservation with state-of-the-art examples of conservation technological know-how and motion that move some distance past the cat family.
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3 km2 for an adult female radio-tracked for 1 month. The marbled cat probably preys primarily on rodents, including squirrels (Nowell and Jackson 1996), and birds. Most camera trap records have been diurnal (Duckworth et al. 1999; Grassman and Tewes 2002). Although infrequently observed in the illegal Asian wildlife trade (Nowell and Jackson 1996), it is valued for its skin, meat, and bones; indiscriminate snaring is prevalent throughout much of its range (IUCN 2008). They have been reported as poultry pests (Nowell and Jackson 1996; Mishra et al.
Interactions with people: anthropogenic threats and conservation The purpose of this book is twofold; ﬁrst, to provide a compendium of knowledge on the biology of wild felids; second, to set that knowledge in the context of felid conservation, and to discuss how it can be used to greatest effect to safeguard their survival. , Chapter 29, this volume) we will explore the inextricable linkages between them. However, to set the scene we will brieﬂy summarize here some of the threats posed by people to wild felids, and vice versa.
Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids by David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge