New. 8178242249 Is natural history a science? Are there scientific ways in which we can give wild animals a better chance of survival? How does conservation actually work? Ullas Karanth has been evolving practical, science-based conservation solutions for over a quarter of a century. He has developed camera-trap sampling techniques that are now employed to monitor predators such as tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, and leopards across the world. His book provides a unique insight into wildlife conservation from the perspective of an internationally renowned tiger biologist. Karanth opens up the secret world of predators-from wild dogs and leopards to tigers. He talks about hours of walking trails in the jungle, setting up camera traps, collecting big cat faeces and examining them: he evokes both the drudgery and the thrill of being a scientist in the wild. His writing is marked by a passionate, yet rational, commitment to saving the animals he works amongst. This provocative collection, a tour de force of science-driven conservation advocacy, communicates the excitement of the forest, while Karanth's lucidity disentangles complex scientific ideas for general readers. K. ULLAS KARANTH is a Senior Conservation Scientist with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Director of its Indian programme. He is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and serves on the boards of WWF-lndia and the Ranthambhore Foundation. His research findings have been published in reputed journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Zoology (London), Journal of Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Biological Conservation, as well as in several scientific books. His book, The Way of the Tiger, is widely acclaimed. He was awarded the prestigious J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership in 2007. 165 pages.
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