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Title Sirenian conservation [electronic resource] : issues and strategies in developing countries / edited by Ellen M. Hines [and four others] ; foreword by Helene Marsh.

Imprint Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The role of sirenians in aquatic ecosystems / Lemnuel V. Aragones, Ivan Lawler, Helene Marsh, Daryl Domning, Amanda Hodgson -- Vulnerability of sirenians / John E. Reynolds III, Christopher D. Marshall -- Section I Regional issues in sirenian conservation : Florida manatee status and conservation issues : a primer / Charles J. Deutsch, John E. Reynolds III -- West Indian manatees (trichechus manatus) in the wider Caribbean region / Caryn Self-Sullivan, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni -- The Amazonian manatee / Miriam Marmontel, Fernando C. Weber Rosas, Sarita Kendall -- The West African manatee / Akoi Kouadio -- Dugongs in Asia / Ellen M. Hines, Kanjana Adulyanukosol, Sombat Poochaviranon, Phay Somany, Leng Sam Ath, Nick Cox, Keith Symington, Tint Tun, Anouk Ilangakoon, Hans H. de Iongh, Lemnuel V. Aragones, Shaoyong Lu, Xia Jiang, Xin Jing, Elrika D'souza, Vardhan Patankar, Dipani Sutaria, Bharat Jethva, Parimal Solanki -- Dugongs in Japan / Kazuko Ikeda, Hiroshi Mukai -- Eastern African dugongs / Catharine E. Muir, Jeremy J. Kiszka -- Dugongs in Arabia / Anthony Preen, Himansu Das, Mohammed Al-Rumaidh, Amanda Hodgson -- Dugongs in Australia and the Pacific / Kirstin Dobbs, Ivan Lawler, Donna Kwan -- Section II Research strategies for sirenians : Using interviews in sirenian research / Alejandro Ortega-Argueta, Ellen M. Hines, Jorge Calvimontes -- Tagging and movement of sirenians / Miriam Marmontel, James Reid, James K. Sheppard, Benjamín Morales-Vela -- Techniques for determining the food habits of sirenians / Cathy A. Beck, Mark T. Clementz -- Individual identification of sirenians / Cathy A. Beck, Ann Marie Clark -- Health assessment of captive and wild-caught West Indian manatees (trichechus manatus) / M. Andrew Stamper, Robert K. Bonde -- Sirenian pathology and mortality assessment / Robert K. Bonde, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni, Gregory D. Bossart -- Delineating and assessing habitats for sirenians / Eduardo Moraes-Arraut, Alejandro Ortega-Argueta, Leon D. Olivera-Gómez, James K. Sheppard -- Sirenian genetics and demography / Leslee Parr, Fabrício R. Santos, Michelle Waycott, Juliana A. Vianna, Brenda McDonald, Susana Caballero, Maria José de Souza Lopes -- Boat- and land-based surveys for sirenians / Lemnuel V. Aragones, Katherine S. LaCommare, Sarita Kendall, Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez, Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske -- Utility and design of aerial surveys for sirenians / John E. Reynolds III, Benjamín Morales-Vela, Ivan Lawler, Holly Edwards -- Organic contaminants and sirenians / Dana L. Wetzel, Erin Pulster, John E. Reynolds III -- Manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts as a tool for species conservation / Nicole Adimey, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni, Nicole E. Auil-Gomez, Vera M.F. da Silva, Carolina Mattosinho de Carvalho Alvite, Benjamín Morales-Vela, Regis Pinto de Lima, Fernando C. Weber Rosas -- Section III Strategies for conservation-oriented science : Working with communities for sirenian conservation / Lemnuel V. Aragones, Miriam Marmontel, Sarita Kendall -- Guidelines for developing protected areas for sirenians / Helene Marsh, Benjamín Morales-Vela -- The role of law in protecting sirenians and their habitat in developing nations / Wyndylyn M. von Zharen -- The role of scientists in sirenian conservation in developing countries / Ellen M. Hines, Daryl Domning, Lemnuel V. Aragones, Miriam Marmontel, Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni, John E. Reynolds III -- A framework for sirenian conservation in developing countries / Ellen M. Hines.
Summary This important scientific volume comprehensively explores the biology and ecological status of manatees and dugongs in all of the geographic regions where they can be found today, from the Caribbean to Eastern Africa, from Arabia to the Amazon, and from Japan through the South Pacific to Australia. Many of these dwindling populations are situated in developing countries--locales that have previously received little attention in the scientific literature. In these areas, people occupying rivers or coastlines still capture sirenians for food and other uses (oil, bones for carving,
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Subject Sirenia.
Sirenia -- Research -- Technique.
Sirenia -- Conservation -- Developing countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Hines, Ellen Marie, 1954- editor.
Reynolds, John Elliott, 1952- editor.
Aragones, Lemnuel V., editor.
Mignucci-Giannoni, Antonio A., editor.
Marmontel, Miriam, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Sirenian conservation. Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2012 9780813037615 (DLC) 2012001135 (OCoLC)748330882
ISBN 9780813042701 (electronic bk.)
0813042704 (electronic bk.)