State of the wild 2008-2009: a global portrait of wildlife, wildlands, and oceans.

State of the wild 2008-2009: a global portrait of wildlife, wildlands, and oceans. Wildlife Conservation Society.

Washington DC: Island Press, 2008. Quarto, paperback, black and white photographs.

A biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Each volume in the series combines evocative writings with a fascinating tour of conservation news highlights and vital statistics from around the world. One-third of each volume focuses on a topic of particular concern to conservationists working to protect wildlife and our last wild places. This 2008-2009 edition considers the integration of wildlife health, ecosystem health, human health, and the health of domestic animals - a "One World - One Health" approach to disease and conservation. This focus is complemented with essays clustered into sections that address other key issues - conservation of species; conservation of wild places; people, culture, and conservation; and the art and practice of conservation. The essays cover a broad range of topics, from restoring biodiversity on the prairies to mapping the state of the oceans to the conservation impacts of lawlessness and coca cultivation in Colombia., The essay contributions come from people directly involved in on-the-ground conservation efforts and offer a unique and valuable perspective on often-overlooked topics. Also available in hardcover [stock id 27438].

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