Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums: Their Role in Conservation and Research

Author:   Allison B. Kaufman (University of Connecticut) ,  Meredith J. Bashaw (Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania) ,  Terry L. Maple
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781107199194


Pages:   684
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Format:   Hardback
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In the modern era, zoos and aquariums fight species extinction, educate communities, and advance learning of animal behaviour. This book features first person stories and scientific reviews to explore ground breaking projects run by these institutions. Large-scale conservation initiatives that benefit multiple species are detailed in the first section, including critical habitat protection, evidence-based techniques to grow animal populations and the design of community education projects. The second section documents how zoos use science to improve the health and welfare of animals in captivity and make difficult management decisions. The section on saving species includes personal tales of efforts to preserve wild populations through rehabilitation, captive breeding, reintroduction, and public outreach. The concluding section details scientific discoveries about animals that would have been impossible without the support of zoos and aquariums. The book is for animal scientists, zoo professionals, educators and researchers worldwide, as well as students of zookeeping and conservation.

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Author:   Allison B. Kaufman (University of Connecticut) ,  Meredith J. Bashaw (Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania) ,  Terry L. Maple
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   1.230kg
ISBN:  

9781107199194


ISBN 10:   1107199190
Pages:   684
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Allison B. Kaufman is Research Scientist with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. Meredith J. Bashaw is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania. Terry L. Maple is Smithgall-Watts Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor-in-Residence at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. He was previously CEO of Zoo Atlanta and the Palm Beach Zoo, and the elected president of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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