Turtle conservation / edited by Michael W. Klemens.

Contributor(s): Klemens, Michael WMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2000Description: xv, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 1560983728 (alk. paper); 9781560983729 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Turtles | Wildlife conservationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Turtle conservation.DDC classification: 333.95/79216 LOC classification: QL666.C5 | T84 2000
Contents:
Primary and secondary effects of habitat alteration / Joseph C. Mitchell and Michael W. Klemens -- Human use of turtles: a worldwide perspective / John Thorbjarnarson ... [et al.] -- Disease and health considerations / Joseph Flanagan -- Conservation of marine turtles / Anne B. Meylan and David Ehrenfeld -- Conservation of river turtles / Edward O. Moll and Don Moll -- Conservation of freshwater turtles / Vincent J. Burke, Jeffrey E. Lovich, and J. Whitfield Gibbons -- Conservation of tortoises and terrestrial turtles / James McDougal -- Genetics and demography in turtle conservation / James P. Gibbs and George D. Amato -- Manipulation of turtle populations for conservation: halfway technologies or viable options? / Richard A. Seigel and C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. -- From information to action: developing more effective strategies to conserve turtles / Michael W. Klemens.
Review: "Turtle Conservation provides a comprehensive analysis of threats to turtles and tortoises worldwide. Considering the most significant problems facing the group, Michael Klemens and eighteen international experts on turtle biology and conservation chart successes and failures of past conservation programs, discuss the use of genetics and demography in turtle conservation, and propose more effective strategies that take into account chelonian biology as well as the economic and social situations affecting turtle conservation efforts. They review the outlook for marine, freshwater, semi-aquatic, and terrestrial species; show how turtles make poor candidates for most wild-harvest programs; and propose that turtle and tortoise conservation efforts be integrated into more broadly focused, locally supported land-use projects." "For land and wildlife managers as well as herpetologists and conservation biologists, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of efforts to conserve one of the world's most ancient and endangered groups."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-315) and index.

Primary and secondary effects of habitat alteration / Joseph C. Mitchell and Michael W. Klemens -- Human use of turtles: a worldwide perspective / John Thorbjarnarson ... [et al.] -- Disease and health considerations / Joseph Flanagan -- Conservation of marine turtles / Anne B. Meylan and David Ehrenfeld -- Conservation of river turtles / Edward O. Moll and Don Moll -- Conservation of freshwater turtles / Vincent J. Burke, Jeffrey E. Lovich, and J. Whitfield Gibbons -- Conservation of tortoises and terrestrial turtles / James McDougal -- Genetics and demography in turtle conservation / James P. Gibbs and George D. Amato -- Manipulation of turtle populations for conservation: halfway technologies or viable options? / Richard A. Seigel and C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. -- From information to action: developing more effective strategies to conserve turtles / Michael W. Klemens.

"Turtle Conservation provides a comprehensive analysis of threats to turtles and tortoises worldwide. Considering the most significant problems facing the group, Michael Klemens and eighteen international experts on turtle biology and conservation chart successes and failures of past conservation programs, discuss the use of genetics and demography in turtle conservation, and propose more effective strategies that take into account chelonian biology as well as the economic and social situations affecting turtle conservation efforts. They review the outlook for marine, freshwater, semi-aquatic, and terrestrial species; show how turtles make poor candidates for most wild-harvest programs; and propose that turtle and tortoise conservation efforts be integrated into more broadly focused, locally supported land-use projects." "For land and wildlife managers as well as herpetologists and conservation biologists, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of efforts to conserve one of the world's most ancient and endangered groups."--BOOK JACKET.

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Turtle Conservation offers 19 contributors writing about primary and secondary effects of habitat alteration; human use of turtles from a worldwide perspective; disease and health considerations; conservation of marine, river, freshwater, and terrestrial turtles (a chapter on each); and genetics and demography in turtle conservation. The concluding two chapters deal with solutions--"Manipulation of Turtle Populations for Conservation: Halfway Technologies or Variable Options?" and "From Information to Action: Developing More Effective Strategies to Conserve Turtles." The threats to world turtle populations are clearly laid out; loss of and changes in habitat are clearly the major causes of turtle decline around the world. There are numerous possibilities listed in the two concluding chapters on how to stop or slow down the decline of turtles, but education and involvement of the nonscientific community in the plight of these interesting animals is likely the most important. The massive (56 p.) bibliography should be useful to researchers. Recommended for library collections at universities involved with herpetology, ecology, and conservation programs, and to larger public libraries. General readers; undergraduates through faculty and researchers. K. L. Williams; emeritus, Northwestern State University

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