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Author : Jeffrey Lemm
ISBN : 1437735177
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Rock iguanas of the West Indies are considered to be the most endangered group of lizards in the world. They are a flagship species in the Caribbean and on most islands are the largest native land animals. Unfortunately, human encroachment and introduced animals have brought this species to the brink of extinction. Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of the West Indian Iguanas is the first book to combine the natural history and captive husbandry of these remarkable reptiles, while at the same time outlining the problems researchers and conservationists are battling to save these beautiful, iconic animals of the Caribbean islands. Authors Jeffrey Lemm and Allison Alberts have been studying West Indian iguanas for nearly 20 years in the wild and in captivity; their experiences with wild iguanas and their exquisite photos of these charismatic lizards in the wild make this book a must-have for reptile researchers, academics and enthusiasts, as well as anyone interested in nature and conservation. Includes chapters with contributions by leading experts on rock iguana taxonomy, nutrition, and diseases Features color photos of all taxa, including habitat and captive shots Provides easily understandable and usable information gleaned from experience and hands-on reptile research

Iguanas Of The World

Author : Gordon M. Burghardt
ISBN : 0815509170
Genre : Nature
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Iguanas are large, primeval-appearing animals that have always attracted considerable attention and scientific study. The 30 species of iguanas are today collectively referred to as iguanines, or the subfamily Iguaninae, of the lizard family Iguanidae. This book is the result of a symposium of worldwide scientists on the world's iguanas that was held at a joint meeting of the Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and The Herpetologist's League. Over 30 recognized experts submitted their studies of these interesting reptiles, and have published what was once unknown and unpublished information. This book was a leader in its time and still serves as a wonderful reference for scientist and student alike.

Experimental Approaches To Conservation Biology

Author : Malcolm Gordon
ISBN : 9780520240247
Genre : Nature
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A volume of essays describing lab and field experiments that improve our understanding or ability to resolve issues surrounding endangered species and invasive plants and animals.

Catalogue Of American Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : William John Riemer
ISBN : OSU:32435076859453
Genre : Reptiles
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West Indian Iguanas

Author : Allison Alberts
ISBN : 2831704561
Genre : Nature
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The West Indian Iguanas form a unique group of species inhabiting tropical dry forests throughout the Bahanas and the Greater and Lesser Antilles. They are among the most endangered of the world's lizards, primarily because much of their fragile island habitat has been eliminated by human development or severely degraded by exotic species. The Jamaican iguana, considered by some to be the rarest lizard in the world, may number no more than 100 adults. Because iguanas are likely to be important seed dispersers for many endemic plants, their loss has serious consequences for the ecosystems in which they live. This plan summarizes the status of wild populations, identifies the primary threats, and recommends specific actions. A list of national agencies, research institutions in the countries of origin of taxa covered in the plan is included.

Catalogue Of American Amphibians And Reptiles

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ISBN : MINN:31951D02485595P
Genre : Amphibians
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Author : Allison Alberts
ISBN : 0520238540
Genre : Nature
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"Much has been discovered about iguanas in the last twenty years. This valuable reference pulls material from scattered sources into one volume. It provides an excellent review of iguana ecology, behavior, evolution, and genetic diversity."—Bill Cooper, Indiana University-Purdue University "In a most graceful manner, this book combines the most current information on iguanas from several typically disparate fields of study. This volume addresses the need for current information by conservation biologists and nature enthusiasts with an interest in iguanas."—Robert Powell, Avila University, Kansas City


Author : Panel on Microlivestock
ISBN : 9780309568531
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Microlivestock is a term coined for species that are inherently small as well as for breeds of cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs that are less than about half the size of the most common breeds. These miniature animals are seldom considered in the broad picture of livestock development, but they seem to have a promising future, especially in developing nations or wherever land is scarce. This book raises awareness of the potential of these small species, including microcattle, microsheep, various poultry, rabbits, rodents, deer, antelope, and lizards. It also strives to stimulate their introduction into animal research and economic development programs.

Canadian Journal Of Zoology

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Conservation Of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 1 Conservation Biology And The Wider Caribbean

Author : Adrian Hailey
ISBN : 9789004183957
Genre : Science
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Most of the islands of the Caribbean have long histories of herpetological exploration and discovery, and even longer histories of human-mediated environmental degradation. Collectively, they constitute a major biodiversity hotspot – a region rich in endemic species that are threatened with extinction. This two-volume series documents the existing status of herpetofaunas (including sea turtles) of the Caribbean, and highlights conservation needs and efforts. Previous contributions to West Indian herpetology have focused on taxonomy, ecology and evolution, particularly of lizards. This series provides a unique and timely review of the status and conservation of all groups of amphibians and reptiles in the region. This volume introduces the issues particularly affecting Caribbean herpetofaunas, and gives an overview of evolutionary and taxonomic patterns influencing their conservation.

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