The Roe Deer

Conservation of a Native Species

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Author: Richard Prior

Publisher: Swan Hill Press

ISBN: 9781853105326

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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The natural history of the roe deer throughout the world, including the little-known Asiatic roe. Conservation topics focus on the impact of man on deer, and on problems raised by over-population and damage to forestry, farming and gardens, with advice on mitigating it.

A New Approach to Conservation

The Importance of the Individual through Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Author: Gill Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135116354X

Category: Nature

Page: 218

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Conservationists assume a set of underlying values which guide their decision-making and action. The safeguarding or promotion of biodiversity, it is believed, is the means by which nature is best protected. This book examines - and challenges - these general conservation assumptions. While reinforcing the need to halt extinction and value biodiversity, it shows that biodiversity needs to be more clearly understood, perhaps being replaced by the notion of 'wildness'. It examines how biodiversity is a holistic term, and how individual species need to be assessed and their own contribution to 'wildness' has to be recognized. The book proposes a new way of conservation - one which makes more room for neglected, rather than endangered or rare species. It also asserts that 'wildness' is not incompatible with certain kinds of human intervention.

Common Ground

Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life

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Author: Rob Cowen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022642426X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Common Ground is a fascinating tour of the edges of ecosystemsurban and natural. It is in these heterogeneous landscapes that human animals encounter those of the non human variety. Cowen is an acclaimed nature and travel writer, but much of his writing has taken readers to vast pristine landscapesnational parks, the Arctic, etc. In this work he turns his focus to an underappreciated and under-illuminated landscapethe edgeland, or what he also refers to as the no man s land between city and country. Like an archaeologist, Cowen unearths human and natural histories. He carries the reader into the worlds of owls, foxes, and wheat fields, glimpses of what lies beneath and beyond, but also grounds the narrative in the everyday immediacies of iPhones, WiFi, and cafes. It is particularly appealing in its focus on the edges, spaces many creatures pass through and yet which few really appreciate. The edge-land's inhabitants are here introduced in immersive, kaleidoscopic detail as their voices and visions rise from the fields and woods: beasts, birds, insects, plants, and people and their changes across the seasons. "

Ungulate Management in Europe

Problems and Practices

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Author: Rory Putman,Marco Apollonio,Reidar Andersen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500287

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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This book considers a number of problems posed by ungulates and their management in Europe. Through a synthesis of the underlying biology and a comparison of the management techniques adopted in different countries, the book explores which management approaches seem effective - and in which circumstances. Experts in a number of different areas of applied wildlife biology review various management problems and alternative solutions, including the impact of large ungulates on agriculture, forestry and conservation habitats, the impact of disease and predation on ungulate populations and the involvement of ungulates in road traffic accidents and possible measures for mitigation. This book is directed at practising wildlife managers, those involved in research to improve methods of wildlife management, and policy-makers in local, regional and national administrations.

Deer of Britain and Ireland

Their History and Distribution

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Author: Peter Carne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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An account of the history and distribution of deer in Britain and Ireland. It describes the various species found in the wild and examines the environmental impact of their rising numbers, management trends and problems arising from them. The author is a contributor to "Stalking Magazine"

Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Animals

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Author: Noelle E. Cockett,Chittaranjan Kole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540738355

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Genomics research on animals has generated huge databases and several new concepts and strategies, which are used to elucidate origin, evolution and phylogeny of species. Genetic and physical maps of genomes give details on chromosomal location, function, expression and regulation of genes. The series Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals provides comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on genomic research on selected animal systems contributed by leading scientists from around the world. This volume offers information on gene mapping and genomics research in domesticated and farmed animals including cattle, water buffalo, sheep, deer, poultry, turkeys, rabbits, dogs and pigs. While the genome maps for some species are very limited, full genome sequences are available for cattle, chickens and dogs. Genomic research contributes to the identification of genetic regions that control the functionality and well-being of animals. Several farmed species are also used as models for biomedical studies.

Mammals of the Holy Land

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Author: Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896723641

Category: Nature

Page: 389

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Over 110 species of mammals roamed the forests, mountains, and deserts of this ancient "Land of Canaan"—Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine. Their impact on humans can be seen in cave drawings made by the Neanderthal inhabitants of northern Palestine some 200,000 years ago and gleaned from the writings of all Near Eastern civilizations. In recent centuries, encroachment by an increasing human population has resulted in the extinction of several species—aurochs (wild ox), red deer, onagers, Syrian wild asses roebucks (roe deer), fallow deer, Syrian brown bears, and cheetahs. Currently at risk are such large mammals as the leopard, wolf, wild cat, caracal, ibex, and dessert gazelles as well as may small mammals especially small carnivores, insectivores, and bats. Mammals of the Holy Land, summarizes the information that is known about the mammals that inhabit this historic land. with keys to identification, a glossary of terms, a basic introduction to the study of mammals, and a discussion of the impact these mammals have had on humans, a well as taxonomic and natural history information for each species, this book will be useful to both the professional and non-professional.

Managing Scotland's Environment

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Author: Charles Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748624904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

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Scotland's natural environment is its most treasured asset and the subject of its most vociferous debates. Charles Warren tackles land reform, the future of farming, public access, conservation of moorland and birds of prey, the place of forestry, and the control of alien species and red deer, taking up the integration of conservation with social and economic objectives.

Sika Deer

Biology and Management of Native and Introduced Populations

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Author: Dale R. McCullough,Seiki Takatsuki,Koichi Kaji

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431094296

Category: Science

Page: 666

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Sika deer, the graceful spotted deer of Japanese and Chinese art, originally were native to Asia from far-east Russia to Vietnam to the islands of Japan and Taiwan. They are widely raised in captivity to supply velvet antler for traditional medicine. They also were introduced to Europe, North America, and New Zealand, where they compete or interbreed with native deer. Sika deer typically occupy lowland hardwood forests with low winter snow depths, where they thrive in sites disturbed by fire, storm, or logging. In high numbers they can severely impact vegetation though overgrazing, stripping bark from trees and damaging crop fields and forest plantations. Their numbers are high in many parts of Japan, moderate in Russia, and reduced or extinct in the wild in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. This book explores their basic biology, behavior, and ecology, including management for sport hunting, conservation or recovery of threatened populations, and resolution of conflict with humans in native and introduced lands.

Mammalia

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mammals

Page: N.A

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World Conservation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

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Deer

The Animal Answer Guide

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Author: George A. Feldhamer,William J. McShea

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404532

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 7601

Nature lovers, hunters, and anyone curious about deer will find this fact-filled book both fascinating and full of surprises.

Ecology, Management & History of the Wyre Forest

Proceedings of a Symposium Run by the Forest Ecology Group, British Ecological Society, on 28-29 March 1994, at the Priorslee Site, University of Wolverhampton

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Author: John R. Packham,David L. Harding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 167

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Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management

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Author: Ian D. Rotherham,Robert A. Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134062028

Category: Science

Page: 392

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There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental which can grow through concrete, the water hyacinth which has choked tropical waterways, and many introduced animals which have out-competed and displaced local fauna. This book addresses the broader context of invasive and exotic species, in terms of the perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. As a result of unprecedented scales of environmental change, combined with rapid globalisation, the mixing of cultures and diversity, and fears over biosecurity and bioterrorism, the known impacts of particular invasions have been catastrophic. However, as several chapters show, reactions to some exotic species, and the justifications for interventions in certain situations, including biological control by introduced natural enemies, rest uncomfortably with social reactions to ethnic cleansing and persecution perpetrated across the globe. The role of democracy in deciding and determining environmental policy is another emerging issue. In an increasingly multicultural society this raises huge questions of ethics and choice. At the same time, in order to redress major ecological losses, the science of reintroduction of native species has also come to the fore, and is widely accepted by many in nature conservation. However, with questions of where and when, and with what species or even species analogues, reintroductions are acceptable, the topic is hotly debated. Again, it is shown that many decisions are based on values and perceptions rather than objective science. Including a wide range of case studies from around the world, his book raises critical issues to stimulate a much wider debate.

Country Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: N.A

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