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[Book review] Endangered Birds: Management techniques for preserving threatened species

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This volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during 17-20 August 1977. In the words of the book's editor, Stanley Temple, the symposium "offered a unique opportunity for leading scientists from around the world to meet and share their experiences with endangered birds." That this objective was achieved is indicated by a list of contributors standing as a "Who's Who" in endangered species research and management. This symposium was jointly sponsored by the International Council for Bird Preservation, World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, New York Zoological Society, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fifty-one papers by 53 contributors are listed under 10 topics: endangered bird problems and the concept of managing threatened species; increasing reproductive effort and success by reducing nest-site limitations; alleviating problems of competition, predation, parasitism, and disease; supplemental feeding and manipulation of feeding ecology; manipulating aspects of nesting biology; captive breeding of endangered birds; genetic aspects of managing dwindling populations; reintroducing endangered birds to the wild; integrated approaches to management of endangered birds; and summary. A 14-page index provides convenient reference to subjects in the text.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[Book review] Endangered Birds: Management techniques for preserving threatened species
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
97
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
209
First page:
209
Last page:
209
Public Comments:
A review of: Endangered birds: Management techniques for preserving threatened species. S. A. Temple (Ed.). 1977. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press. xxiv + 466 pp. 31 black-and-white pho tographic plates, 47 tables, 17 figures, and 6 maps.