Wild again : the struggle to save the black-footed ferret
- David Jachowski.
- Berkeley : University of California Press, 
- Physical description
- ix, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Biology Library (Falconer)
QL737 .C25 J32 2014
- Unknown QL737 .C25 J32 2014
- Jachowski, David, 1977-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Prologue 1. Pleistocene to Anthropocene 2. Decline toward Extinction 3. Rediscovery 4. Captive Breeding 5. Fall 6. Winter 7. Spring 8. Summer 9. Chihuahua 10. Conata Basin 11. Plague 12. Kansas Epilogue Acknowledgments Further Readings.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This engaging personal account of one of America's most contested wildlife conservation campaigns has as its central character the black-footed ferret. Once feared extinct, and still one of North America's rarest mammals, the black-footed ferret exemplifies the ecological, social, and political challenges of conservation in the West, including the risks involved with intensive captive breeding and reintroduction to natural habitat. David Jachowski draws on more than a decade of experience working to save the ferret. His unique perspective and informative anecdotes reveal the scientific and human aspects of conservation as well as the immense dedication required to protect a species on the edge of extinction. By telling one story of conservation biology in practice--its routine work, triumphs, challenges, and inevitable conflicts--this book gives readers a greater understanding of the conservation ethic that emerged on the Great Plains as part of one of the most remarkable recovery efforts in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
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- 9780520281653 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0520281659 (cloth : alk. paper)