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By Jakob Bro-Jorgensen, David P. Mallon

Antelopes represent a basic a part of ecosystems all through Africa and Asia the place they act as habitat architects, dispersers of seeds, and prey for giant carnivores. The fascication they carry within the human brain is clear from prehistoric rock work and old Egyptian artwork to present day flora and fauna documentaries and recognition in zoos. lately, besides the fact that, the extraordinary herds of the earlier were decimated or extripated over huge components within the wilds, and pressing conservation motion is required to maintain this international background for generations to come.

As the 1st e-book devoted to antelope conservation, this quantity units out to diagnose the reasons of the drastic declines in antelope biodiversity and in this foundation establish the best issues of motion. In doing so, the ebook covers vital matters within the present conservation debate, specifically on the topic of the administration of overexploitation, habitat fragmentation, affliction transmission, weather swap, populations genetics, and reintroductions. The contributions are authored via world-leading specialists within the box, and the publication is an invaluable source to conservation scientists and practitioners, researchers, and scholars in similar disciplines in addition to lay humans.

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