In this volume thirty-six scientists from Latin American and the United States contribute substantially to our knowledge of Latin American mammals. Part 1 provides a history of the pioneers in collection-based mammalogy, which began only about two centuries ago. Chapters in Part 2 demonstrate the search for theories and methodologies that will help us understand how the fauna of this region came to be. Part 3 addresses conservation policy and management in light of recent enormous changes in the natural habitats of Latin America. Part 4 explores the need for conservation-education programs in Latin America as a critical step in the development of a sound land-use ethic. The preface of Latin American Mammalogy, overviews of the four sections, and summaries of the twenty-three chapters are given in Spanish as well as English.How far away from the roost do they forage? This information could be important in determining what effects timber harvesting in the area, for example, may have on the bats. ... The USFWS is currently experiencing this situation in the case of the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). ... At first they were fed the same dog food that they had been fed in captivity, but were later fed road-killed animals and, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Latin American Mammalogy|
|Author||:||Michael A. Mares, David J. Schmidly|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 1991|