Florida Panther by David S. Maehr
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Florida Panther
By David S. Maehr

The Florida Panther

Life and Death of a Vanishing Carnivore

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Florida Panther by David S. Maehr

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For nine years, biologist David S. Maehr served as project leader of the Florida Panther Study Project. In The Florida Panther, he presents the first detailed portrait of the animal - its biology, natural history, and current status - and a realistic assessment of its prospects for survival. Maehr also provides an intriguing look at the life and work of a field biologist: how captures are made, the intricacies of radio-telemetry tracking, the roles of various team members. He describes the devastating intrusion of politics into scientific work, as he discusses the widespread problems caused by the failure of remote and ill-informed managers to provide support and to communicate effectively to the public the goals and accomplishments of the scientists. He examines controversial efforts to establish a captive breeding program and to manipulate the Florida panther's genetic stock with the introduction of relatives from west Texas. Protection of high-quality habitat, much of it in the hands of private landowners, is the key to the long-term survival of the Florida panther. Unless agency decision makers and the public are aware of the panther's true situation, little can be done to save it. This book will play a vital role in correcting widespread misconceptions about the panther's current condition and threats to its survival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559635073
ISBN-10: 155963507X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 259
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David S. Maehr

David S. Maehr is assistant professor of conservation biology in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. He is author of the forthcoming title Large Mammal Restoration (Island Press, 2001), due out in the fall of 2001.

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