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Global in scope, and dealing with animals in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine communities, the book includes chapters on biodiversity, rationale and priorities for invertebrate conservation, and practical conservation.
Contents: introduction: biodiversity and invertebrates; why conserve invertebrates?; a changing world: the threats to invertebrates; practical invertebrate conservation: approaches and setting priorities; captive breeding and introduction of invertebrates; regulation, legislation, and assessment of status; some case-histories of invertebrate conservation; the future of invertebrate conservation; Appendix: the IUCN Red Data Book Categories; References; Index.
The flow of the book is thoughtfu, easily understood, and highly informative....This book is a pleasure to read, and I feel it should be familiar to all persons interested in this, or related subjects. I highly recommend it.--Natural Areas Journal
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