An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 6262

This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.
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The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118876458

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 8732

"The aim of this book is to produce an introductory text on the laws regulating the treatment of farm and companion animals, and those which protect wildlife and ecosystems"--
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Examining Ecology

Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128096071

Category: Science

Page: 414

View: 3012

Examining Ecology: Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation explains foundational ecological principles using a hands-on approach that features analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work. The book provides students and lecturers with real life examples to demonstrate basic principles. The book helps students, instructors, and those new to the field learn about the principles of ecology and conservation by completing a series of problems. Prior knowledge of the subject is not assumed; the work requires users to be able to perform simple calculations and draw graphs. Most of the exercises in the book have been used widely by the author’s own students over a number of years, and many are based on real data from published research. Exercises are succinct with a broad number of options, which is a unique feature among similar books on this topic. The book is primarily intended as a resource for students, academics, and instructors studying, teaching, and working in zoology, ecology, biology, wildlife conservation and management, ecophysiology, behavioural ecology, population biology and ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science. Students will be able to progress through the book attempting each exercise in a logical sequence, beginning with basic principles and working up to more complex exercises. Alternatively they may wish to focus on specific chapters on specialist areas, e.g., population dynamics. Many of the exercises introduce students to mathematical methods (calculations, use of formulae, drawing of graphs, calculating simple statistics). Other exercises simulate fieldwork projects, allowing users to ‘collect’ and analyze data which would take considerable time and effort to collect in the field. Facilitates learning about the principles of ecology and conservation biology through succinct, yet comprehensive real-life examples, problems, and exercises Features authoritatively and consistently written foundational content in biodiversity, ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, and more, as well as abundant and diverse cases for applied use Functions as a means of learning ecological and conservation-related principles by ‘doing’, e.g., by analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work, and more Features approximately 150 photos and figures created and produced by the author
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Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118500261

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 4949

This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology usedin a wide range of animal-related programmes of study includingagriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production,animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoobiology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It containsa wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science,physiology and zoology, as students whose primaryinterests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have someunderstanding of disease, how animal bodies function and howanimals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, andreference to some legal cases, to help students understand how theprotection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by thelaw. Some people, famous animals, literature and films haveinfluenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. Forthis reason, the book includes references to important books aboutanimals, famous animals who have starred in films or been thesubject of scientific studies, along with short biographies offamous scientists and others who have studied animals orestablished conservation or animal welfare organisations.
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Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629361

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2318

Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.
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Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693528

Category: Science

Page: 643

View: 6101

The keeping of zoo animals is a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers: · Updates - surveys of key developments in the field · Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book: · Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download
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Zoo Conservation Biology

Author: John E. Fa,Stephan M. Funk,Donnamarie O'Connell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498622

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 4059

In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.
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Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 380

“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.
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ETHICS ARK PB

Author: Norton Bg

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 1560986891

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 1930

Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion—among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers—about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.
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Zookeeping

An Introduction to the Science and Technology

Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226925323

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 2968

As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.
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Gentechnologie für Einsteiger

Author: Terence A. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783827413024

Category:

Page: 409

View: 9524

T. A. Browns "Gentechnologie fA1/4r Einsteiger" hat sich in mehreren Auflagen international als StandardeinfA1/4hrung in die Genklonierung und DNA-Analyse etabliert. Das Grundlagenlehrbuch setzt nur wenig Kenntnisse in Molekularbiologie und Genetik voraus und erlAutert in klarer Sprache sowohl die fundamentalen Prinzipien der wichtigsten gentechnologischen Methoden als auch die immer breiter werdende Palette ihrer Anwendungen. Die groAe Bedeutung der Gentechnologie fA1/4r die Grundlagenforschung und fA1/4r neue Entwicklungen in Biotechnologie und Medizin wird klar herausgearbeitet. Aoeber 250 zweifarbige Illustrationen erleichtern das VerstAndnis des Stoffes und machen die Konzepte und Arbeitstechniken der Gentechnologen anschaulich. Die neue Auflage ist vollstAndig A1/4berarbeitet und enthAlt zwei neue Kapitel. Eines prAsentiert die Methoden, mit denen man ganze Genome sequenziert, und beschreibt, was man aus den gewonnenen Sequenzinformationen ablesen kann. Das zweite widmet sich den Anwendungen der Gentechnologie in der Gerichtsmedizin - ein spannendes und aufschlussreiches Beispiel des Einsatzpotenzials der DNA-Analyse. Der groAen Bedeutung der Polymerasekettenreaktion (PCR) entsprechend wird diese Technik jetzt in einem frA1/4hen Abschnitt des Buches behandelt und durchgehend stArker berA1/4cksichtigt.
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Verhaltensforschung

Eine Einführung

Author: A. Manning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540096436

Category: Science

Page: 322

View: 8699

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Robert Plant

Ein Leben

Author: Paul Rees

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841904122

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 5624

Mit Led Zeppelin hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben, aber auch als Solokünstler ist er bis heute einer der größten und einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Rockbusiness: Robert Plant. In der Biografie Ein Leben erzählt Paul Rees, wie Plant zu dem Menschen wurde, der er heute ist: von seiner Kindheit in England bis hin zu den spektakulären Aufs und Abs der Zeppelin-Jahre, von seinem Verhältnis zu Jimmy Page und John Bonham bis hin zu seiner Solo-Karriere, aus der bis heute einige seiner bedeutendsten Werke hervorgegangen sind. Dazu gibt das Buch private Einblicke in das bewegte Leben von Robert Plant, die Rees in persönlichen Gesprächen mit Plant selbst, seinen Angehörigen und Wegbegleitern geführt hat. Ein vielschichtiges und komplexes Porträt eines Mannes, der gerade erst 19 war, als er den Rock’n’Roll für immer veränderte.
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Die Frau des Zoodirektors

Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg

Author: Diane Ackerman

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641194660

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3759

Eine wahre Geschichte aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Während der Zweite Weltkrieg tobt, wird der Warschauer Zoo Schauplatz einer dramatischen Rettungsaktion, die über 300 Juden vor dem sicheren Tod bewahrt. Als Jan und Antonina Żabiński, der Zoodirektor und seine Frau, mitansehen, wie die Nazis in Polen einmarschieren, ist ihr Entsetzen groß. Die jüdische Bevölkerung wird im Warschauer Ghetto zusammengepfercht. Zeitgleich beginnen die Nazis den Zoo für ihre Zwecke zu nutzen, um ausgestorbene Tierarten rückzuzüchten. Als die Nazis den brachliegenden Zoo verlassen, nutzen die Żabińskis die Situation und schmuggeln Juden aus dem Warschauer Ghetto auf das Zoogelände, wo sie die Todgeweihten in den leeren Tierkäfigen verstecken. Sie retten ihnen damit das Leben. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Orion Award
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Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology

Author: Steve Wolverton,R. Lee Lyman

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521131

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 8085

This book shows how zooarchaeology can productively inform conservation science. It both introduces applied zooarchaeology to conservation biologists and offers case studies that use animal remains from archaeological and paleontological sites to provide information that has direct implications for wildlife management and conservation biology today.
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Informationsmanagement in der Systembiologie

Datenbanken, Integration, Modellierung

Author: Silke Eckstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642182348

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 8076

In der Systembiologie wird untersucht, wie die Komponenten einer Zelle oder eines Organismus Interaktionsnetzwerke bilden und wie diese Zellfunktionen hervorrufen. Das Buch bietet einen Einstieg in die Systembiologie aus der Perspektive der Informatik. Die Autorin stellt die biologischen Grundlagen dar und führt ihre Leser schrittweise von den anfallenden Daten über die zur Verfügung stehenden Datenbanken und deren Integrationsmöglichkeiten hin zu verschiedenen Modellierungsansätzen. Der Band enthält zahlreiche Hinweise zu weiterführender Literatur.
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Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Biology and Captive Management

Author: Stephen Jackson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098585

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 7181

This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: Biology; Housing; Capture and restraint; Transport; Diet; Breeding; Artificial rearing; and Behaviour and behavioural enrichment. The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students. Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal. Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.
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Trends in Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Author: B. B. Hosetti,M. Venkateshwarlu

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170352587

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: 668

View: 8860

This book Trends in Wildlife Biodiversity and Conservation and Management has been edited in two volume, on most important aspects of wildlife. It contain 32 chapter contributed by many eminent scientists, officers and teachers from India and United Kingdom. Volume 1 contains information on the topics namely: Status of wildlife management in India, Karnataka, Bhadra wild life sanctuary in the Western Ghats, Parental care in asiatic elephants, Territory protection and scent marking in big cats, Child lifting wolves, Medicinal smuggling for tiger bones, Acoustic communication in anurans, Conflicts between man and elephants, Protection strategies for migratory birds, Mugger crocodiles of Dandell WLS, and Ornamental orchids of India. The Volume 2 comprises information on Basic concepts of biodiversity, Biodiversity of Drosophila, Ants in the Western Ghats, Biodiversity of hillstream fishes of Srinagar Garhwal-Himalaya, Medicinal plants of Western Ghats, Ecology of endangered Gangaitic dolphin, Problems and perspective of avian and vertebrate pest management, Deforestation problems in Santhal Pargana, Siberian cranes, Bird census methods and Role of Zoo s National Parks and Sanctuaries in the conservation and management of wildlife in India. These books apart from providing good references, these also serve as a guide and inspire future research on wildlife. The students, teachers, scientists and forest officers are expected to find this as a very useful source, in the field of wildlife studies. Vol 1 Chapter 1: Status of Wildlife Management in India: An Overview by B B Hosetti and Gina Caplen, Chapter 2: Wildlife Management in Karnataka: An Appraisal by Venkateshwarlu, M, Chapter 3: Conservation and Management of Wildlife in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka by Gina Caplen and Frost S, Chapter 4: Capative Breeding of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus): The Importance of Producing Socially Competent Animals by Paul A Rees, Chapter 5: Scent Marketing by Big Cats: Chemical Communication and Eco-ethological Implications by R L Brahmachari, Chapter 6: Child Lifting Wolves in India: A Strategy for Their Management and Control by Kishan Singh Rajpurohit, Chapter 7: Prospects and Perspectives of Project Tiger in India by B B Hosetti and B C Somanath, Chapter 8: Acoustic Communication in Indian Anurans by Ravishankar D Kanamadi, Chapter 9: Conflicts Between Man and Elephants by B B Hosetti, Chapter 10: Conservation and Management Strategy for the Water Flows of Minor Irrigation Tank Habitats and Their Importance as Stopover Sites in Dharwad District by J C Uttangi, Chapter 11: The Re-introduction of the Wolf (Canis lupus) and the Beaver (Castor fiber) into Scotland by Arjuna Korale and Stan Frost, Chapter 12: Ecology of Marsh Crocodile Crocodylus palustris in the Kali River of Western Ghat, Dandeli, Karnataka by S Basavarajappa, Chapter 13: Eco Biology of Weaver Brid Ploceus philippinus in the Western Ghat Area of B R Project by K L Naik and B B Hosetti, Chapter 14: Eco-ornithological Studies on Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Shimoga, Karnataka by B B Hosetti, Somanath B C and K L Naik, Chapter 15: Eco-biology of a Pentatomid Bug Cyclopelta cissifolia W. by B B Hosetti and Naveed A, Chapter 16: Ecology and Widlife Status of Orchids by Sulabha Phatak. Vol II Chapter 17: Biodiversity: An Introduction by Arvind N A and Dinesh Rao, Chapter 18: Biodiversity and Conservation of Ants: An Overview by T M Musthak Ali and A K Chakravarthy, Chapter 19: Biodiversity of Drosophila of South India by Hegde S N, Vasudev V and M S Krishna, Chapter 20: Biodiversity in Hillstream Fishes of Garhwal Himalaya: Their Food and Feeding Behaviour by N Singh and R Subbaraj, Chapter 21: Biodiversity of Threatened Species of Medicinal Plants in India: An Appraisal by P E Rajasekharan, Chapter 22: Ethological Studies of Dolpin (Platinista gangaitica) with Reference to Conservation Strategies by Arvind Kumar and A K Singh, Chapter 23: Impact of Deforestation on Wildlife Resources and their Conservation in Santal Pargana of Jharkhand Pradesh by P K Verma and Arvind Kumar, Chapter 24: Vertebrate Pest Management in Karnataka by A K Chakravarthy, Chapter 25: Shifting Cultivation (Jhooming) and Wildife Conservation: A Case Study from North-East India by A K Gupta, Chapter 26: Bird Depredation and Management in Karnataka by A K Chakravarthy, Chapter 27: Dooming Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary (MBS) Karnataka by M Venkteshwarlu and D C Savita, Chapter 28: The Conflicts Between Man and Birds by B B Hosetti and M B Nadoni, Chapter 29: Siberian Crane: Whether It Will Survive in the Next Century? by B H Bhaghya, Chapter 30: Bird Counting Methods by D S Sunil, Chapter 31: Glimpses of Earthworm Bioresources of India by G Tripathi and Poonam Bhardwaj, Chapter 32: Role of Indian Zoos, National Parks and Sanctuaries for Conservation of Some Wild Mammals by A Chakrabarthy, G R Saha and A K Panigrahi.
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So kam der Mensch auf den Hund

Author: Konrad Lorenz

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423404167

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Der Verhaltensforscher und Nobelpreisträger erzählt bewegende, amüsante und aufschlussreiche Episoden aus seinem Leben, in dem Tiere und insbesondere Hunde immer eine große Rolle gespielt haben. Er stellt sich sogar die Frage »Welcher Hund passt zu wem?«. Seine Erinnerungen und Gedanken sind nach wie vor eine Quelle der Inspiration und Information für alle Tierfreunde und Hundeliebhaber. Und eine Bestätigung dafür, dass die Liebe zu einem Tier nicht abwegig, sondern ein »wundervoller Seelenzustand« ist, wie es eine Leserin bei amazon beschreibt.
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Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Final Report

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309095832

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5774

This report follows up on an interim report released in February 2004 that focused on immediate needs in the areas of animal care and management, recordkeeping, and pest control. The report finds that the zoo has made good-faith efforts to correct deficiencies noted in the interim report and has made some noticeable improvements in the past year in zoo operations and animal care. However, problems in areas such as staff training, workplace culture, and strategic planning still need to be addressed. Specifically, the report recommends that the zoo immediately develop and implement animal-care training programs to ensure that people who are directly responsible for the well-being of its animal collection are adequately prepared and competent. The report commends a zoo-initiated strategic planning process as a positive step, but recommends it contain a more detailed, comprehensive strategy of how it will meet short-term goals and that it should link plans to upgrade facilities with those to acquire animals. The zoo should also focus on improving communication among keepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, senior managers, and curators.
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