Herons are large, popular and, in many cases, spectacular birds found in wetlands world-wide, both tropical and temperate, natural and man-made. Some populations are very small and localized, some have decreased, some have expanded their ranges, and a few are pests of human activities. In the fifteen years since the publication of the latest...Kushlan, J.A.; Hafner, H.
Endocrinologists can make significant contributions to conservation biology by helping to understand the mechanisms by which organisms cope with changing environments. Field endocrine techniques have advanced rapidly in recent years and can provide substantial information on the growth, stress, and reproductive status of individual animals,...McCormick, Stephen; Romero, L. Michael
Bison conservation initiative: Bison conservation genetics workshop: report and recommendations
One of the first outcomes of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bison Conservation Initiative was the Bison Conservation Genetics Workshop held in Nebraska in September 2008. The workshop brought together scientists from government agencies and non-governmental organizations with professional population geneticists to develop guidance for the...Gogan, Peter J.; Dratch, Peter
Conservation and modern life
[No abstract available]Lees, J.H.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative: Bird conservation region descriptions, a supplement to the North American Bird Conservation Initiative Bird Conservation Regions Map
Molecular contributions to conservation
Recent advances in molecular technology have opened a new chapter in species conservation efforts, as well as population biology. DNA sequencing, MHC (major histocompatibility complex), minisatellite, microsatellite, and RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNA) procedures allow for identification of parentage, more distant relatives, founders to...Haig, Susan M.
Lyme disease and conservation
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is wide-spread in North America, especially in the northeastern and northcentral United States. This disease could negatively influence efforts to conserve natural populations in two ways: (1) the disease could directly affect wild animal health; and (2) tick control efforts could adversely affect natural...Ginsberg, H.
Conservation notes: birds
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The conservation attitude
Forsaking his inheritance and its assurance of a comfortable existence, Guatama Buddha adopted the life of a pauper to seek the intellectual joys of pure contemplation. Under a mulberry tree, it is said, he propounded a 12-point program of ethical conduct stressing the development of a disinterested outlook in each individual. Temples, ritual, and...Leopold, Luna Bergere
Conservation through engineeringLane, Franklin K.
Conservation: saving Florida's manatees
Robert K. Bonde of the U.S. Geological Survey writes about the protected population of manatees in Crystal River, Florida, including information about the threats they face as they migrate in and out of protected waters. Photographer Carol Grant shares images of "Angel," a newborn manatee she photographed early one winter morning.Bonde, Robert K.
Conservation of herons
Abstract not submitted to dateKushlan, J.A.; Hafner, H.; Hafner, H.; Lansdown, R.V.; Kushlan, J.A.; Butler, Robert W.; Custer, T.W.; Davidson, I.J.; Erwin, R.M.; Hancock, J.A.; Lyles, A.M.; Maddock, M.; Marion, L.; Morales, G.; Mundkur, T.; Perennou, C.; Pineau, O.; Turner, D.; Ulenaers, P.; VanVessem, J.; Young, L.
Conservation of heronsHafner, H.; Lansdown, R.V.; Kushlan, J.A.; Butler, Robert W.; Custer, T.W.; Davidson, I.J.; Erwin, R.M.; Hancock, J.A.; Lyles, A.M.; Maddock, M.; Marion, L.; Morales, G.; Mundkur, T.; Perennou, C.; Pineau, O.; Turner, D.; Ulenaers, P.; van Vessem, J.; Young, L.
Conservation of wading birds
The conservation and management of wading birds has received considerable attention over the past twenty years, through research, population monitoring, habitat protection, and through activities of specialist groups devoted to all three groups, the herons, ibises and allies, and flamingos. While populations are best known in North America,...Kushlan, J.A.