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Heron conservation
Kushlan, James A. (James Anthony), 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xvi, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Published in collaboration with the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat."
Herons in Europe / Loïc Marion, Paula Ulenaers, and Janine van Vessem -- Herons in the Mediterranean / Heinz Hafner -- Herons in South and West Asia / Christian Perennou, Richard V. Lansdown, and James A. Hancock -- Herons in East and South-east Asia / Richard V. Lansdown, Taej Mundkur, and Llewellyn Young -- Herons in Africa and the Malagasy region / Donald Turner -- Herons in Australasia and Oceania / Max Maddock -- Herons in North America, Central America, and the West Indies / Robert W. Butler, James A. Kushlan, and Ian J. Davidson -- Herons in South America / Gonzalo Morales -- Heron nest site conservation / Heinz Hafner -- Heron feeding habitat conservation / James A. Kushlan -- Conservation of wintering and migratory habitats / Olivier Pineau -- Environmental contaminants / Thomas W. Custer -- Aquaculture / Loïc Marion -- Captive populations / Anna Marie Lyles -- Herons as indicators / R. Michael Erwin and Thomas W. Custer -- Research and information needs for heron conservation / James A. Kushlan -- Conservation of herons / Heinz Hafner ... [et al.] -- Reflections on heron conservation / James A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner.
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Heron Conservation provides a comprehensive update following two distinct threads. The status and conservation needs of herons are first presented on a regional basis, in a series of chapters set at continental or subcontinental scale. Over 200 biologists and heron conservationists - many associated with the Heron Specialist Group sponsored by Wetlands International and IUCN - have contributed to the data summarised here and these very latest census and survey results provide the most up to date and detailed picture of heron populations currently available. Chapters discussing several critical issues in heron conservation follow, often focusing on the international nature of the problem. Many heron populations are migratory and depend upon conservation of both summer and wintering wetland habitats often located on different continents. Effective conservation of these wetlands of international importance depends in large part on local and regional socio-economic factors. Herons, to the extent that they require maintenance of wetland functioning, should be an integral part of sustainable wetland conservation. Features: * Fascinating insight into a topical issue * Beautiful colour pho

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Editors Kushlan and Hafner offer a highly informative and thoroughly documented book that summarizes the most current knowledge of the world's herons. Written as a sequel to their Herons Handbook (CH, Apr'85), Heron Conservation focuses on conservation issues that have become pertinent over the past 16 years. The first half of the book discusses the status and conservation needs of herons by geographical region, and the last half discusses specific conservation efforts that must be undertaken to ensure a sustainable future for herons. The only information that failed to be updated was the nomenclature. Indeed, Kushlan and Hafner admittedly use the same nomenclature found in Herons Handbook. But by preserving consistency, the book no longer reflects current taxonomic status of some species. Nevertheless, this new book will serve as an indispensable reference for biologists involved with regional, national, and international conservation efforts of herons. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. E. H. Rave; Bemidji State University

Table of Contents

James A. HancockLuc HoffmannJames A. Kushlan and Heinz HafnerLoic Marion and Paula Ulenaers and Janine van VessemHeinz HafnerChristian Perennou and Richard V. Lansdown and James A. HancockRichard V. Lansdown and Taej Mundkur and Llewellyn YoungDonald TurnerMax MaddockRobert W. Butler and James A. Kushlan and Ian J. DavidsonGonzalo MoralesHeinz HafnerJames A. KushlanOlivier PineauThomas W. CusterLoic MarionAnna Marie LylesR. Michael Erwin and Thomas W. CusterJames A. KushlanHeinz Hafner and Richard V. Lansdown and James A. Kushlan and Robert W. Butler and Thomas W. Custer and Ian J. Davidson and R. Michael Erwin and James A. Hancock and Anna Marie Lyles and Max Maddock and Loic Marion and Gonzalo Morales and Taej Mundkur and Christian Perennou and Olivier Pineau and Donald Turner and Paula Ulenaers and Janine van Vessem and Llewellyn YoungJames A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Table 0.1 Herons of the world and their distributionp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
1 Herons in Europep. 1
2 Herons in the Mediterraneanp. 33
3 Herons in South and West Asiap. 55
4 Herons in East and South-east Asiap. 73
5 Herons in Africa and the Malagasy Regionp. 99
6 Herons in Australasia and Oceaniap. 123
7 Herons in North America, Central America and the West Indiesp. 151
8 Herons in South Americap. 177
9 Heron Nest Site Conservationp. 201
10 Heron Feeding Habitat Conservationp. 219
11 Conservation of Wintering and Migratory Habitatsp. 237
12 Environmental Contaminantsp. 251
13 Aquaculturep. 269
14 Captive Populationsp. 293
15 Herons as Indicatorsp. 311
16 Research and Information Needs for Heron Conservationp. 331
17 Conservation of Heronsp. 343
18 Reflections on Heron Conservationp. 377
Acknowledgementsp. 381
Bibliographyp. 387
Indexp. 445