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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Bears, Raccoons & Pandas (Ursidae - Ailuridae)

Red Panda Biology and Conservation of the First Panda

By: Angela R Glatston(Editor)
577 pages, 100 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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  • Red Panda ISBN: 9781437778137 Edition: 1 Hardback Nov 2010 Out of stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda, second edition provides the most up-to-date research, data and conservation solutions for the red panda, Ailurus fulgens, including information on biology, pathology, husbandry and captive management. Since the publication of the previous edition in 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated the threat level of red pandas as an endangered species. This edition provides an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing today's red panda. This is a vital resource for conservationists, zoologists, and biologists, whether focused specifically on red panda research or general species conservation.

Led by the world's leading researcher and advocate for red panda conservation, this new edition includes work from the Population and Habitat Viability (PHVA) Workshops conducted in the species' geographic location of Nepal, China and India. These workshops provide firsthand research on the dwindling red panda population due to factors including deforestation, illegal pet trade, human population growth and climate change.


Introduction / Angela Glatston
1. People and Red Pandas: The Red Panda's Role in Economy and Culture / Angela Glatston
2. The Evolution of the Family Ailuridae: Origins and Old-World Fossil Record / Manuel J. Salesa, Stéphane Peigné, Mauricio Antón and Jorge Morales
3. Systematic Revision of the Ailurinae (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ailuridae) With a New Species From North America / Steven C. Wallace and Lauren Michelle Lyon
4. Phenotypic and Geographic Diversity of the Lesser Panda Parailurus / Martin Kundrát
5. Red Panda Anatomy / Rebecca E. Fisher
6. The Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Ailurus / Colin Groves
7. Reproductive Biology of the Red Panda / Erin Curry
8. Placentation of the Red Panda / Kurt Benirschke
9. Early Days: Maternal Behavior and Infant Development / Axel Gebauer
10. A Brief History in Captivity / Marvin L. Jones
11. Red Panda Husbandry for Reproductive Management / Angela Glatston, Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Mark Farnworth and Sarah Spooner
12. Red Panda Nutrition: How to Feed a Vegetarian Carnivore / Joeke Nijboer and Ellen S. Dierenfeld
13. Captive Red Panda Medicine / Edward Ramsay and Guillaume Douay
14. Red Panda Pathology / Brian Preece
15. Management, Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of Red Pandas Living Ex-Situ in China, Using the Chengdu Panda Base as a Model / James Edward Ayala, Liang Zhang, Songrui Liu, Kuixing Yang, Yi Xie and Kongju Wu
16. The Role of Ex-Situ Management in the Conservation of Red Pandas / Kristin Leus and Janno Weerman
17. What Can Studbook Data Reveal About Effects of Climate on Neonatal Survival and Seasonality in Births / Frank Princée
18. Red Panda Ecology / Fuwen Wei, Yibo Hu, Zejun Zhang and Arjun Thapa
19. Bamboo Distribution in Nepal and Its Impact on Red Pandas / Damber Bista, Bishal Bhattrai, Saroj Shrestha, Sonam Tashi Lama, Man Kumar Dhamala, Krishna Prasad Acharya, Shant Raj Jnawali, Manoj Bhatta, Ang Phuri Sherpa and Annapurna Nanda Das
20. The Impact of Climate Change on Extant Ailurids / Lauren Michelle Lyon, T. Andrew Joyner and Steven C. Wallace
21. Red Pandas in the Wild in China / Fuwen Wei, Yibo Hu, Arjun Thapa and Zejun Zhang
22. Red Panda Genomics and the Evidence for Two Species / Fuwen Wei, Yibo Hu, Arjun Thapa and Zejun Zhang
23. The Conservation Status of the Red Panda and the Implication of the New Evidence of Two Species / Angela Glatston, L.E.M. de Boer and Frank Princée
24. Monitoring Red Pandas from Indian Himalayan Region: Implications in Conservation and Management of Free Ranging Populations / Supriyo Dalui, Lalit Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Thakur
25. The Status, Distribution and Conservation of Red Panda Ailurus fulgens in Bhutan / Letro Letro, Tandin Tandin, Sonam Wangdi, Thinley Wangdi, Pema Dendup and Joanne Millar
26. The Conservation Status of the Red Panda in North-East Myanmar / Aung Ko Lin, L. Zwang Lum, Ngwe Lwin, Saw Soe Aung, Win Naing Oo and Mark Grindley
27. Red Pandas: An Updated Analysis of Threats Caused by Trade / Roland Melisch, Ling Xu, Saket Badola, James Compton and Stefan Ziegler
28. Red Pandas in Nepal: A Community-Based Approach to Landscape-Level Conservation / Ang Phuri Sherpa, Sonam Tashi Lama, Saroj Shrestha, Brian Hamilton Williams and Damber Bista
29. Conservation Initiatives in China / Fuwen Wei, Yibo Hu, Arjun Thapa, Zejun Zhang and John Lau
30. Records and Reports of Red Pandas, Ailurus fulgens, from Areas with Warm Climates / J.W. Duckworth, Kashmira Kakati and A.U. Choudbury
31. Synthesis / Angela Glatston

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Angela Glatston was the Conservation Coordinator for Rotterdam Zoo, as well as the Chair of the Board of the Red Panda Network. Dr Glatston was the creator of the Red Panda EEP and more recently the Red Panda Global Species Management Plan. Dr Glatston is also the former chair of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group Chair for Mustelids, Viverrids, and Procyonids (now the Small Carnivore Specialist Group), having compiled the first Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Procyonids and Ailurids. Recently, she drafted the Red Data List Assessment for the red panda that resulted in its being reclassified as endangered rather than vulnerable.

By: Angela R Glatston(Editor)
577 pages, 100 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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This really useful book consists of 26 chapters written by experts in all areas of the biology of the red panda. It therefore makes both an enjoyable and informative read; a book to keep and refer to frequently. - Dr Miranda F. Stevenson, BIAZA - British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Zooquaria (73rd issue) "This book enables us to understand so much about the little red enigma and, as Simon Stuart says in the Foreword, the book reminds us of the problems confronting the red panda in the wild and of what we will lose should it die out. We must not allow this to happen."--Zooquaria

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