Introduction to the California Condor / Edition 1

Introduction to the California Condor / Edition 1

by Noel F. R. Snyder, Helen A. Snyder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520242564

ISBN-13: 9780520242562

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: University of California Press

Huge scavengers with wingspans reaching more than nine feet, California Condors declined by 1985 to just nine individuals left in the wild. At that point, under a highly controversial program, the last birds were brought into captivity to create a population that could eventually be reestablished in nature. This book, written by two scientists who were intimately…  See more details below

Overview

Huge scavengers with wingspans reaching more than nine feet, California Condors declined by 1985 to just nine individuals left in the wild. At that point, under a highly controversial program, the last birds were brought into captivity to create a population that could eventually be reestablished in nature. This book, written by two scientists who were intimately involved with the Condor conservation effort, tells the full story of the California Condor, from the bird's evolution and biology, to its captive breeding and subsequent releases, and to its uncertain future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242562
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

1Giant scavengers1
2Food and movements33
3Breeding biology63
4The historic decline93
5What caused the historical decline? : early hypotheses111
6Studies of the decline in the 1980s137
7Historical conservation efforts171
8Captive breeding181
9Releases into the wild209
10Condor conservation in a changing world227
Timeline of important habitat protection actions241

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