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“And for the Turtles!”: International Conservation Efforts

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

By the 1960s, Carr's activities for international sea turtle conservation developed along several pathways. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation and support from the US Navy facilitated Operation ... More


How Well Do Protected Areas Represent the Terrestrial Mammal Fauna of South America?: ¿Cúan Bien Representada Está La Mastofauna Sudamericana En Las áreas Protegidas Existentes?

Marcelo F. Tognelli

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter assesses the effectiveness of protected areas to adequately represent the diversity of terrestrial mammal species, as well as threatened and restricted-range species, in South America. ... More


Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force

W. Ronald Heyer and James B. Murphy

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

During the 1970s and 1980s, researchers in many parts of the world reported seemingly drastic population declines and disappearances of amphibians. If, as is widely accepted, amphibians are reliable ... More


Integrating Ex Situ Management Options as Part of a One Plan Approach to Species Conservation

Kathy Traylor-Holzer, Kristin Leus, and Onnie Byers

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In-situ and ex-situ communities often develop their species conservation plans independently, which may result in ex-situ activities that are not structured appropriately for maximum conservation ... More


Evolutionary Humanism: Planned Ecology and World Heritage Management through the Colonial Office, UNESCO, IUCN, and WWF

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To Huxley, evolutionary progress depended on the diversity in nature and culture – on the human heritage – on which selection worked. In the evolution of culture, this selection should take place ... More


Conservation of carnivorous plants

Charles Clarke, Adam Cross, and Barry Rice

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Approximately 20% of carnivorous plant species are threatened worldwide. Key threats include habitat degradation and loss, altered fire regimes or hydrology, and collection of plants for trade. In ... More


Captive for Life

Irus Braverman

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Drawing on ethnographic research of leading conservation biologists, this chapter describes the erosion of the distinctions between species management in captivity and its conservation in wild ... More


IUCN Red List of Threatened Primate Species

Alison Cotton, Fay Clark, Jean P. Boubli, and Christoph Schwitzer

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is currently the most comprehensive source of data on the global conservation status of animal, fungi, and plant taxa. The Primate Specialist Group (PSG), part ... More


Taking the “Best” from the West?: The Beginnings of the Soviet National Park Movement

Alan D. Roe

in Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190914554
eISBN:
9780190914585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914554.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Under Nikita’s Khrushchev’s policy of “peaceful coexistence,” Soviet scientists started attending conferences of the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where they became more ... More


Representation and Voting

Lawrence E. Susskind and Saleem H. Ali

in Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199397976
eISBN:
9780199398003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397976.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

In the first edition of this book, this chapter was focused on the mechanics by which treaties are able to gain acceptance. It covered the following key themes which are maintained but augmented: why ... More


A Weakness for the Maasai

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ground-level debates over pastoral land rights that lay outside the aerial camera’s frame in Serengeti Shall Not Die. When the British gazetted Serengeti National Park in ... More


Institutional Framework for Landscape Protection

Amy Strecker

in Landscape Protection in International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826248
eISBN:
9780191865183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826248.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 4 traces the origins of international landscape law, particularly in the soft law instruments adopted under the auspices of UNESCO and the Council of Europe. This first phase of international ... More


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