Mexico is the fourteenth largest country in the world and ranks fifth in biodiversity. Located in the transition zone between the temperate and tropical regions of North and South America, Mexico is an important migratory corridor for wildlife and also provides wintering habitat for several species of bats, monarch butterflies, and temperate North American nesting birds. Mexico faces several challenges to wildlife management and conservation efforts. While there is increased public education and acknowledgment of the valuable benefits wildlife provides, there is still much work to do to incentivize conservation efforts. Fortunately, there is growing recognition that Mexico’s wildlife resources can be a critical component in the rural economic development of the country. Bringing together an international team of wildlife experts across North America, Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexico provides information on the status, distribution, ecological relationships, and habitat requirements and management of the most important game birds and mammals in Mexico. It also reviews current threats and challenges facing wildlife conservation as well as strategies for resolving these issues. This reference is a valuable tool for wildlife biologists, wildlife management professionals, and anyone interested in conserving Mexico’s wealth of natural resources. By laying out the challenges to conservation research, editors Raul Valdez and J. Alfonso Ortega-S. hope to encourage interdisciplinary communication and collaboration across borders.
|Publisher:||Texas A&M University Press|
|Series:||Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Kingsville|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
RAUL VALDEZ is professor emeritus and research affiliate in the department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. He is the coeditor, with J. Alfonso Ortega-S., of the original Spanish-language edition of this book. He resides in Mesilla, New Mexico. J. ALFONSO ORTEGA-S. is a professor and research scientist at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He is the coauthor of White-Tailed Deer Habitat, winner of the Outstanding Publication Award by the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in 2006. He resides in Kingsville, Texas.