The Double-crested Cormorant : Plight of a Feathered Pariah EPUB
Conservation biologist Linda Wires provides a unique synthesis of the cultural, historical, scientific, and political elements of the cormorant's story. She discusses the amazing late-twentieth-century population recovery, aided by protection policies and environment conservation, but also the subsequent U.S. federal policies under which hundreds of thousands of the birds have been killed. In a critique of the science, management, and ethics underlying the double-crested cormorant's treatment today, Wires exposes Â“management" as a euphemism for persecution and shows that the current strategies of aggressive predator control are outdated and unsupported by science.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 10/09/1985
- Category: Birds (ornithology)
- ISBN: 9780300188264