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Riding the tiger : tiger conservation in human-dominated landscapes

Author: John Seidensticker; Sarah Christie; Peter Jackson; Zoological Society of London.
Publisher: [London] : Zoological Society of London, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Riding the Tiger is a readable, comprehensive and scientific account of the problems and possible solutions of tiger conservation. Lavishly illustrated in colour, and written by experts throughout  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Seidensticker; Sarah Christie; Peter Jackson; Zoological Society of London.
ISBN: 0521640571 9780521640572 0521648351 9780521648356
OCLC Number: 924698334
Notes: Based on a meeting ¿7FTigers 2000" held at the Zoological Society of London. - preface.
Description: xix, 383 s. : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword Richard Burge; Preface John Seidensticker, Peter Jackson and Sarah Christie; Part I. Introducing the Tiger: 1. Ecology, behaviour and resilience of the tiger and its conservation needs Mel Sunquist, K. Ullas Karanth and Fiona Sunquist; 2. Tiger distribution, phenotypic variation and conservation issues Andrew C. Kitchener; 3. Subspecies of tigers Joelle Wentzel, J. Claiborne Stephens, Warren Johnson, Marilyn Menotti-Raymond, Jill Pecon Slattery, Naoya Yuhki, Mary Carrington, Howard B. Quigley, Dale G. Miquelle, Ron Tilson, Jansen Manansang, Gerald Brady, Lu Zhi, Pan Wenshi, Huang Shi-Qiang, Leslie Johnston, Mel Sunquist, K. Ullas Karanth and Stephen O'Brien; 4. The tiger in human consciousness Peter Jackson; Part II. Tiger Ecology: Understanding and Encouraging Landscape Patterns and Conditions where Tigers Can Persist: 5. Population dynamics of the Amur tiger in Sikhote-Alin Evgeny N. Smirnov and Dale G. Miquelle; 6. Hierarchical spatial analysis of Amur tiger relationships to habitat and prey Sale G. Miquelle, Evgeny N. Smirnov, Troy W. Merrill, Alexander E. Myslenkov, Howard B. Quigley, Maurice B. Hornocker and Bart Schleyer; 7. Prey depletion as a critical determinant of tiger population viability K. Ullas Karanth and Bradley M. Stith; 8. Long-term monitoring of Indian tigers K. Ullas Karanth, Melvin E. Sunquist and K. M. Chinnappa; 9. Tigers in Panna Raghunandan Chundawat, Neel Gogate and A. J. T. Johnsingh; 10. Last of the Indonesian tigers: A cause for optimism Neil Franklin, Bastoni, Sriyanto, Dwiatmo Siswomartono, Jansen Manansang and Ronald Tilson; 11. The status of the Indochinese tiger Alan Rabinowitz; 12. Mapping the metapopulation structure of Thailand's tigers James L. David Smith, Schwann Tunikorn, Sompon Tanhan, Saksit Simcharoen and Budsabong Kanchanasaka; 13. Metapopulation structure of tigers in Nepal James L. David Smith, Charles McDougal, Sean C. Ahearn, Anup Joshi and Kathy Conforti; Part III. Approaches to Tiger Conservation: A: Linking in situ and ex situ tiger conservation: 14. Effective tiger conservation requires co-operation Ron Tilson and Sarah Christie; B: The trade in tiger parts and what to do about it: 15. The beginning of the end of tigers in trade Ginette Hemley and Judy Mills; 16. Roaring back: Anti-poaching operations in the Russian Far East and the comeback of the Amur tiger Steven Russell Galster and Karin Vaud Eliot; 17. Tiger anti-trade and anti-poaching strategies for the Indian sub-continent Ashok Kumar and Belinda Wright; C: People, tiger habitat availability and linkages for the tiger's future: 18. Where can tigers live in the future? Eric D. Wikramanayake, Eric Dinerstein, John G. Robinson, K. Ullas Karanth, Alan Rabinowitz, David Olson, Thomas Mathew, Prashant Hedao, Melissa Connor, Ginette Hemley and Dolene Bolze; 19. A habitat protection plan for the Amur tiger Dale G. Miquelle, Troy W. Merrill, Yuri Dunishenko, Evgeny N. Smirnov, Howard B. Quigley, Dimitriy G. Pikunov and Maurice B. Hornocker; 20. The tragedy of the Indian tiger Valmik Thapar; 21. Reconciling the needs of conservation and local communities Kathy MacKinnon, Hemanta Mishra and Jessica Mott; 22. Tigers as neighbours Eric Dinerstein, Arun Rijal, Marnie Bookbinder, Bijaya Kattel and Arup Rajuria; Epilogue: Securing the tiger's future John Seidensticker, Peter Jackson and Sarah Christie; Appendices; Literature cited; Index.
Responsibility: edited by John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie, and Peter Jackson.

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