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The Capture, Care and Management of Wildlife

Handbook / Manual

By: Mike la Grange (Author)

314 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Van Schaik Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #173032 | ISBN: 0627026117
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NHBS Price: £39.99 $49/€45 approx

About this book

Game capture is still a relatively new science, with little published data on species' requirements in terms of logistics and the level of stress with which they can cope. Knowledge has mostly been gained through field experience, which is often jealously guarded. Most books cover the subject briefly, presenting only a collective overview. By contrast, this book may be the first publication detailing current capture techniques and related animal behaviour.


1 Ethical considerations in the management of wildlife
2 Planning a capture operation
3 Drugs for the capture of wildlife
4 Delivery systems for chemical capture
5 General darting procedures and other non-mass capture techniques
6 Mass capture techniques
7 Capture and management of large herbivores
8 Capture of large and small plains game
9 Carnivores
10 Transportation of animals and specialised equipment
11 Vehicles and specialised loading equipment
12 The choice and use of helicopters as a capture tool
13 Loading, transportation and unloading of wild animals
14 Bomas and temporary holding facilities
15 Boma management
16 Culling as a management option

Appendix I: Suggested A3080 dosages (Raath)
Appendix II: Dosage rates for carnivores (McKenzie)
Appendix III: Tranquillisation dosages for African game species (McKenzie)
Appendix IV: Tranquillisation dosages for African game species (Ebedes)
Appendix V: Recommended restraint and antidote dosages for the Nile crocodile (McKenzie)
Appendix VI: Current research (La Grange)

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