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Wildlife Contraception

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August 2005
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Wildlife Contraception

Issues, Methods, and Applications

This collection of essays is the first major work in more than a decade to discuss the critical issue of wildlife contraception and the first ever to take up contraception-both theory and practice-for wild animals in captivity.

The authors, leading international experts on the subject, analyze the use of wildlife contraception for various animal populations, including nonhuman primates, ungulates, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and other mammals. The chapters examine and critique types of contraception, and their effects, and explore the best method for each situation.

Using the most recent data and findings, this comprehensive collection addresses problems related to unrestricted population growth, the ethics of wildlife contraception, and regulatory issues for wildlife managers, animal rights organizations, zoos worldwide, and anyone interested in the humane control of animal populations.

ZOO AND AQUARIUM BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION SERIESMichael Hutchins, Series EditorThis series publishes innovative works in the field of zoo and aquarium biology, conservation, and philosophy. Books in the series cover a wide range of topics, including zoo- and aquarium-based field conservation, animal management science, public education, philosophy, and ethics.

Cheryl S. Asa is director of research at the St. Louis Zoo and codirector of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) Wildlife Contraception Center. Ingrid J. Porton is a curator of primates at the St. Louis Zoo and codirector of the AZA Wildlife Contraception Center.

"Presents a well-organized overview."

"Those managing animal populations in zoos and in fragmented populations of endangered species in the wild will benefit greatly by having this comprehensive book on contraception. It provides powerful approaches to controlling reproduction in these populations without disrupting the social structures and behavior of the animals involved. A fine work."

"Modern zoos and aquariums include animal welfare among their highest priorities. It is therefore important that zoological and park managers be kept informed about the latest research developments, and Wildlife Contraception will help fill this void."

"Very well organised, thereby allowing easy reading."

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