The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988, when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation, there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done. Tigers of the World, 2e fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the world's leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policymakers, and most importantly the caring public.
*Examines the past twenty years of research from the world's leading tiger experts on biology, politics, and conservation.
*Describes latest methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species.
*Includes coverage on genetics and ecology, policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, and the status of Asia's last wild tigers.
*Excellent resource for grad courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs.
*New volume continues the classic Noyes Series in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation and Management.
The Evolution of Tiger Extinction
What is a Tiger? * The Evolution and Taxonomy of Tigers
The Conservation and Management of Tigers
Tigers and Landscapes
Tigers and Conflict
Tigers and Trade
Tigers and the Future: Reintroducing Tigers and Restoring Tiger Habitat
Tools for Tiger Research and Conservation
Research and Monitoring: Field Methods for Tiger Conservation Biology
Recruiting, Training, and Inserting Anti-Poaching Teams
Linking People, Tigers, and Livelihoods
Techniques for Identifying and Managing the Trade in Tiger Parts
Regional Reviews: Science, Conservation, and Politics
Amur Tigers and the Russian Far East
Bengal Tigers and the Indian Subcontinent
Indochinese Tigers and Indochina
South China Tiger
Sumatran Tigers and Indonesia
Caring for Tigers in Captivity
Understanding Genetic and Demographic Management of Captive Tigers
Tigers in the Backyard
Nyhus, Philip J.
Philip Nyhus is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Colby College in Maine, USA. His interdisciplinary research bridges the natural and social sciences to address human interactions with the environment, including endangered species conservation and recovery, human-wildlife conflict, large landscape conservation, and spatial modelling. He is co-editor of Tigers of the World: The Science, Politics and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2010).