Wildlife contraception: issues, methods, and applications.

Wildlife contraception: issues, methods, and applications. Cheryl S. Asa, Ingrid J. Porton.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Octavo, illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper.

Zoo and Aquarium Biology Conservation Series. This collection of essays is the first major work in more than a decade to discuss the critical issue of wildlife contraception and the first ever to take up contraception for wild animals in captivity, including both theory and practice. The authors, leading international experts on the subject, analyze the use of wildlife contraception for various animal populations, including nonhuman primates, ungulates, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and other mammals. The chapters examine and critique types of contraception, contraceptives' adverse effects, and choosing the best method for each situation. Using the most recent data and findings, this comprehensive collection addresses problems related to unrestricted population growth, the ethics of wildlife contraception, and regulatory issues applicable for use by wildlife managers, animal rights organizations, zoos worldwide, and anyone interested in the humane control of animal populations.

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