The Tasmanian devil is threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a transmissible form of cancer that has reduced the population by over 80%. Hunting, extreme climate events, vehicle collision and habitat destruction also put pressure on this endangered species. The recovery effort to save the Tasmanian devil commenced over 15 years ago as a collaborative initiative between the Tasmanian government, the Australian government, the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia, and many research institutions.
Saving the Tasmanian Devil documents the journey taken by partner organizations in discovering what DFTD is, the effect it has on wild devil populations, and the outcomes achieved through research and management actions.
Chapters describe all aspects of devil conservation, including the captive devil populations, applied pathology, immunology and genetic research findings, adaptive management, and the importance of advocacy and partnerships.
This book will provide management practitioners and conservation scientists with insight into the complexities of undertaking a program of this scale, and will also be of value to researchers, students and others interested in conservation.
• Provides understanding of threatened species management practices for the Tasmanian devil such as captive breeding, fenced peninsulas and island populations
• Describes next generation disease, vaccine and genomic technology for conservation of the species
• Explains governance and partnerships involved in this adaptive management
عنوان: Saving the Tasmanian Devil: Recovery through Science-based Management
نویسنده: Hogg, Carolyn, Fox, Samantha, Pemberton, David, Belov, Katherine
ناشر: CSIRO Publishing (October 9, 2019)
شابک: 1486307183, 978-1486307180
حجم: 48 Mb
فرمت: Original PDF