Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 1: Conservation Biology and the Wider Caribbean

Author: Adrian Hailey,Byron Wilson,Julia Horrocks

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183957

Category: Science

Page: 227

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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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Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 1: Conservation Biology and the Wider Caribbean

Author: Adrian Hailey,Byron S. Wilson,Julia A. Horrocks

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900419407X

Category: Science

Page: 234

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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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The Natural History of The Bahamas

A Field Guide

Author: Dave Currie,Joseph M. Wunderle, Jr.,Ethan Freid,David N. Ewert,D. Jean Lodge

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501738038

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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Take this book with you on your next trip to the Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands or keep it close to hand in your travel library. The Natural History of the Bahamas offers the most comprehensive coverage of the terrestrial and coastal flora and fauna on the islands of the Bahamas archipelago, as well as of the region's natural history and ecology. Readers will gain an appreciation for the importance of conserving the diverse lifeforms on these special Caribbean islands. A detailed introduction to the history, geology, and climate of the islands. Beautifully illustrated, with more than seven hundred color photographs showcasing the diverse plants, fungi, and animals found on the Bahamian Archipelago.
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Putting biodiversity on the map

priority areas for global conservation

Author: Colin J. Bibby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 90

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Descreve como a grande variedade de espécies selvagens e únicas habitam uma parte muito pequena do mundo e os resultados reais da análise da distribuição de pássaros mostram padrões gerais e por regiões para descrever filiação política, altitude e habitats para cada Áreas de Pássaros Endêmicos (EBA).
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Antigua and Barbuda

Author: Riva Berleant-Schiller,Susan Lowes,Milton Benjamin

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851092284

Category: History

Page: 210

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Antigua and Barbuda together make up a single independent state. The union is an uneasy one, for their relationship has always been ambiguous and their differences in history and economy greater than their similarities. Barbuda is a flat, dry limestone island. Its inhabitants raised food and livestock for their own use and after the end of slavery resisted attempts to introduce commercial agriculture and stock-rearing. Antigua, by contrast, was dominated by a sugar plantation economy and its goals are now shaped by high-impact tourist development. This is the only comprehensive reference available for locating information about Antigua and Barbuda.
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Research Centers Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Learned institutions and societies

Page: 232

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Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.
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