endangered species Books

  • Endangered Species Deskbook: Second Edition

    The Endangered Species Deskbook is a comprehensive reference to one of the most complex and heavily litigated environmental statutes ever enacted by the U.S. Congress. The Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973, requires all federal departments and agencies to conserve endangered and threatened species by utilizing their authorities in furtherance ...

  • Practical Approaches to Implementing Environmental Laws: Report of an International Roundtable Discussion Report

    The implementation of endangered species protection policies has focused, especially in recent years, on the threats posed by various land use practices. Less studied, but nevertheless important, are the wide ranging effects of pollution on endangered species and critical habitat. The harmful effects of pollution have contributed to the listing of ...

  • Using Pollution Control Authorities to Protect Threatened and Endangered Species and Reduce Ecological Risk Report

    Using Pollution Control Authorities to Protect Threatened and Endangered Species and Reduce Ecological Risk ...

  • Pelican Man - A Video Documentary

    Spotbilled pelicans have been coming to breed in the village of Kokkare Bellur in Southern India for hundreds of years. However, numbers are falling drastically all over South Asia and the bird is now a candidate for the endangered species list. This 60 minute documentary explores the reasons for this decline and charts the ups and downs in a ...

  • Transition to sustainability : towards a humane and diverse world

    The environmental movement has made huge progress over the last decades. Among others, it has raised awareness of challenges facing humanity, helped develop a critical mass of policies, and worked towards the implementation of many of these policies in collaboration with other stakeholders. Now, however, we are at a turning point in the history of ...

  • Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies

    This book reviews many of the latest advances in the ecology and conservation of butterflies. It brings together under one cover details of progress in the field of monitoring distribution and abundance, effects of land use, and the management of endangered species. Each chapter is written by recognized experts in their field. The book is ...

  • Report of the second FAO Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Panel for the Assessment of Proposals to Amend Appendices I and II of CITIES Concerning Commercially-e

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Panel was convened in response to the agreement by the twenty-fifth session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) on the Terms of Reference for an ad hoc expert advisory panel for assessment of proposals to the Convention on International Trade in endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and to the ...

  • Big-Leaf Mahogany

    Big-Leaf Mahogany is the most important commercial timber species of the tropics. Current debate concerning whether to protect it as an endangered species has been hampered by the lack of complete, definitive scientific documentation. This book reports on vital research on the ecology of big-leaf mahogany, including genetic variations, ...

  • Environmental Law in Indian Country

    This publication is a guide to understanding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This publication covers NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and the Wilderness Act. It focuses on the environmental work of the 562 Indian tribes that play an important role in the environmental arena. The book uses chiefly Indian and tribal cases (162 case ...

  • Management of Disease in Wild Mammals

    Wildlife populations may be a significant source of infection for humans and domestic animals while in some cases being themselves endangered by pathogens. The development of sustainable approaches to the management of wildlife diseases is fundamental to the protection of human health, agriculture, and endangered species. Managing disease in ...

  • Quantitative Methods for Conservation Biology

    This is one of the first books to review the quantitative tools used in the study of such subjects as biodiversity, resource management, and endangered species preservation. The topics covered include population viability analysis, population dynamics, metapopulation models, estimating risks and timing of extinctions, quasi-extinction, recovery ...

  • Report of the Regional Workshop on the Monitoring and Management of Queen Conch, "Strombus gigas". Kingston, Jamaica, 1- 5 May 2006 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe purpose of the workshop was to assist Caribbean countries in the development of effective management plans for queen conch fisheries and, consequently, to improve their capacity to implement regulations and obligations under the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the ...

  • Guidelines for cave and karst protection

    Cave and karst landforms are distributed widely around the world. They have many values and are an integral component of the world's biodiversity. Some are habitats for a wide range of endemic species of flora and fauna, while others house rare and endangered species. Still others are the sources of rare minerals and some are important for ...

  • Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline and Strategies for Recovery

    In 1988 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed two endemic fishes of the upper Klamath River basin of Oregon and California, the sucker and the Lost River sucker, as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1997, the National Marine Fisheries Service added the Southern Oregon Northern coastal California (SONCC) coho salmon ...

  • Craig`s Environmental Law in Context: Cases, Materials and Statutes, 2d

    This book provides a step-by-step introduction to six of the most important federal environmental statutes, relying on graphics, flow charts, cases, and administrative materials. The Second Edition uses new cases to allow professors to discuss how global climate change is affecting environmental and natural resource regulation in a variety of ...

  • Basic Practice Series: ESA

    Get the facts quickly on environmental, energy, and resources law issues with the Basic Practice Series, published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. This series is an essential library that provides essential information in an easy-to-use format. Whether you're a new or seasoned environmental practitioner, you'll find these ...

  • Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States

    The Great Lakes region is unique in that it is the only portion of the lower 48 states where wolves were never extirpated. As the birthplace of some of the first modern concepts of wolf conservation and research, the region is also the first place in the U.S. where 'endangered” wolf populations recovered. During this process, much has been learned ...

  • Our Vanishing Relative

    In the 1960s, it was believed that no more than about 4,000 orang-utans remained in the wild. Consequently, IUCN - The World Conservation Union - declared the ape an endangered species, demanding its world-wide protection. Nevertheless, the orang-utan today faces extinction because it is dependent on a rain-forest habitat that is rapidly ...

  • Fire in Tropical Savannas

    The ten-year research program and the Kapalga fire experiment at CSIRO in Australia has provided a wealth of knowledge about savanna ecosystems and the critical but poorly understood role of fire. The frequent low intensity fires examined in this volume characterize fire in the tropics and are a dominant force in shaping the structure and function ...

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, 2009-2010 ed.

    Provides comprehensive coverage of Parks and Wildlife Department matters such as wetlands; Texas Park Development Fund; state and national parks, seashores, and forests; water district and river authority parks; Texas trails system; water safety; wildlife and plant conservation; hunting and fishing licenses, including reciprocal privileges; ...

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