2 edition of Valuing special places and rare species found in the catalog.
Valuing special places and rare species
Canadian Wildlife Federation
|Contributions||World Wildlife Fund (Canada)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||82 p. ; 29 cm.|
|Number of Pages||82|
A species may be rare because it has a limited range, existing only in certain patches of habitat scattered across an area -- common in those locations but rare in the overall scheme of things. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has spent 20 years documenting North American species facing extinction. Sixty-nine of these animals and plants are showcased in a new book from National Geographic, RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species (National Geographic Focal Point; ISBN: ; $24; hardcover).
The majority of species in ecosystems are rare, but the ecosystem consequences of losing rare species are poorly known. To understand how rare species may influence ecosystem functioning, this study quantifies the contribution of species based on their relative level of rarity to community functional diversity using a trait-based by: Species and High-value Environmental Areas The special places and species of the Desert Channels Region are part of what makes our region unique. From Camooweal Caves in the far north-west to the Silver Leaf Ironbark country in the east, these places and species deserve our best efforts to ensure their long-term survival for our grand-children.
Rare plant species suffer more from disease than common species. The fact that rare species are more susceptible to attack by micro-organisms living in . Real bookstores have become exceedingly rare. They are special places and one of the few true bookstores in San Diego county is under attack. Given a 60 days notice to .
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A beautifully written book with many things to like about it besides the lyrical cadence of the writing. Hoffman takes you to places that you may have never heard of before, which may not have been the sort of places you would've imagined as "wild places", depicts the conservation battles being fought and won or lost by local people and conservation champions, bringing place and people vividly /5.
Each of these sections focuses on a different type of endangered species. These include mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and plants. Given the length of time it takes to publish books and the fact that information is constantly evolving, it is important to supplement books with journal articles and other sources as a way to keep up-to-date.
Whenever I read philosophy--and at heart, that's what Edward L. McCord's The Value of Species is--I get the compulsion to highlight every single sentence. That was my reaction to this insistent little book, which delves into the relationship between economics, ethics, agriculture, and biology as these disciplines pertain to one central question: "Why should humanity care about protecting /5.
Arguing that complex life is a rare event in the universe, this compelling book magnifies the significanceAand tragedyAof species extinction. Highly recommended for all public and academic a Maxwell, Penn Valley Community Coll.
Lib., Kansas City. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc/5(). Most of the book is, however, about rare species in special places, giving it a flavour of high adventure. We travel to a remote mountain top in Author: Stuart Pimm. The servals are a species Valuing special places and rare species book wild cats native to Africa.
They are slender, small-sized cats that are characterized by their golden-yellow buff coat with black stripes. However, among these species is a rare and elusive black cat known as the melanistic : Unbelievable Facts.
Information regarding population status and abundance of rare species plays a key role in resource management decisions. Ideally, data should be collected using statistically sound sampling methods, but by their very nature, rare or elusive species pose a difficult sampling challenge.
Sampling Rare or Elusive Species describes the latest sampling designs and survey methods for reliably /5(3). The pools and vegetation create unique environments that lure many exotic and rare birds and animals to make their home there. Sanqingshan is home to about 2, plant species.
This is one of the only places to find the plants that are used in making traditional Chinese medicines. For much of human evolution, the natural world was one of the most important contexts of children's maturation.
Indeed, the experience of nature was, and still may be, a critical component of human physical, emotional, intellectual, and even moral development. Yet scientific knowledge of the significance of nature during the different stages of childhood is sparse. The world is a weird (and wonderful) place.
And from a rose-coloured lake to a Japanese island ruled by cats, we've got twenty pictures to prove it. Nature can do bizarre things, and there are some seriously strange places that feel out of this world. For the wildlife ecologist tasked with monitoring rare or elusive species, but uncertain how, this book serves as an essential step to achieve success.
For students or professionals interested in the science of rare and elusive species, consider this a must-read/5(5). Rare species are species with small populations. Many move into the endangered or vulnerable category if the negative factors affecting them continue to operate.
Examples of rare species include the Himalayan brown bear, Fennec fox, Wild Asiatic buffalo and Hornbill. A rare plant's legal status can be observed through the USDA's Plants Database.
Sampling Rare or Elusive Species is the first volume devoted entirely to this topic and provides natural resource professionals with a suite of innovative approaches to gathering population status and trend data. It represents an invaluable reference for natural resource professionals around the world, including fish and wildlife biologists.
Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental to the past, present, and future of the natural sciences. About the Author John S.
Wilkins is Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. However, in Florida there is a moth, Ceratophaga vicinella, whose caterpillar appears to have specialized on a diet of dead gopher tortoise shells.
Endangered species also can play a linchpin role in small, specialized systems, such as caves, oceanic islands, or some pollinator–plant relationships. The book draws insights from philosophy, ethics, law, and biology to arrive at a new way of thinking about the value of each species on earth.
With meticulous reasoning, McCord demonstrates that the inherent value of species to humanity is intellectual: individual species are phenomena of such intellectual moment—so interesting in their own. Many such landforms encompass one or many of these values. As special places, cave and karst landforms require special management.
This small booklet has been prepared as a brief guide for planners, managers and users of cave and karst estates and provides general information and practical guidelines for the management of cave and karst ecosystems.
Edward L. McCord is director of programming and special projects at the University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh, and the director of the school’s Yellowstone Field Course and the Allen L.
Cook Spring Creek Preserve near Laramie, Wyoming. This essay was inspired by his book, The Value of Species, published by Yale University Press. Of the thousand of plants and animals native to Massachusetts, more than are considered rare and endangered. Our reservations provide critical habitat for 89 rare species (21 vertebrates, 29 invertebrates, 39 plants) and protect 12% (60 pairs) of the federally threatened piping plover population in.
Water vole, water shrew, rare native white-clawed crayfish, 9 species of dragonfly and a range of water plants. 1 Km of new green bank protection installation by contractors and planted by volunteers, to prevent canal bank erosion and silt entering the canal, leading to water quality improvements.
Broadly speaking, wildlife preserves are areas of importance for wildlife, flora and fauna, or features of geological or other special interest, which are reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study and research.
In turn, we can gain a better understanding of how these special places function andFile Size: 1MB.Special Places. A steep, shale slope in Fulton County that supports some of our rarest plants.
A large patch of forest in Potter County where the northern goshawk nests. These special places provide unique habitats that certain plants and animals need to survive.Millions of books and other items are listed for sale on AbeBooks by trusted sellers from around the world.
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