The text presents accounts of 451 species of both terrestrial and marine animals and plants that occur in the Caribbean. Species were selected primarily based upon their likelihood of being seen. As a consequence, species included are ...
Author: Herbert A. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The essential guide to the living wonders of the Caribbean islands This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures—such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon—giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife. Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean’s fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area’s extraordinary natural heritage. Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world. The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience Compact size makes the guide easy to carry
"--Herbert A. Raffaele, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service "The Caribbean is biologically rich and varied. This book on seabirds ably demonstrates that the Caribbean is much more than just a holiday destination of sun, sea, and sand.
Author: Patricia E. Bradley
"Represents a major undertaking that is indeed original, significant, and an important contribution toward better understanding and ultimately conserving this extraordinary resource."--Herbert A. Raffaele, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service "The Caribbean is biologically rich and varied. This book on seabirds ably demonstrates that the Caribbean is much more than just a holiday destination of sun, sea, and sand. I highly recommend it."--John Chardine, Canadian Wildlife Service This island-by-island inventory of Caribbean seabirds includes colony locations and estimates of the numbers of breeding pairs, the severe threats that seabirds face, and proposals for research and conservation measures. In the past two decades, global populations of seabirds have declined faster than any other group of birds, yet almost no conservation resources are expended to counteract this trend, especially among tropical seabirds. This volume includes twenty-five national accounts, written by professional and amateur ornithologists, and illustrated by maps specially prepared by William Mackin and The Nature Conservancy. This inventory brings together the best and most complete set of data on breeding seabirds that nest on the islands throughout the Caribbean, making it invaluable for anyone interested in sustaining seabird populations.
Of the total of 183 hydroid species known from the Gulf of Mexico , 95 are also found in the Caribbean and another 18 , though not yet recorded from the Caribbean , are known from the eastern tropical Pacific . The remaining 70 species ...
APPENDIX K MANAGEMENT INDICATOR SPECIES part of Management indicator species for the Caribbean National Forest have been selected as the Forest planning procedure , as required in 36 CFR 219.19 ( a ) ( 1 ) . They have been identified ...
A nursery ground for an array of marine animals , the Caribbean Sea is home to saltwater crocodiles , dozens of species of stony corals , sea snails , spiny lobsters , and more than 500 species of fish . Red mangroves are one of the key ...
Author: Channa Bambaradeniya
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Details the ecology and wildlife of the continents, oceans, and poles, and includes up-to-date conservation and preservation data and the human impact on the world's ecosystems.
Release on 1940 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Conservation of Wildlife Resources
Wildlife Conf . Trans . 4 : 631-634 , illus . 1939 . FISHER , A. K. , and WETMORE , ALEXANDER . Report on birds recorded by the Pinchot expedition of 1929 to the Caribbean and Pacific . U. S. Nat . Mus . Proc . 79 ( 2876 ) , ( art .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Conservation of Wildlife Resources
THE LAND CONCEPTS : DEVELOPMENT ; CHANGE ; COOPERATION ; INTERACTION ; INTERDEPENDENCE Land and water are the primary physical resources of the Caribbean . The land supports animal and plant life ( fauna and flora ) and is the source of ...
TABLE 4.9 Animal Species in Guyana and Species under Threat Appendix Families Species Birds Mammals Reptiles 69 32 11 720 232 42 ... of biodiversity should not 244 Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean.
Author: Ivan Goodbody
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
At the International Earth Summit convened in Rio de Janeiro in 1994, all nations of the world were mandated to protect the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. This collection introduces the reader to the major issues involved in the management of a number of resources critical to Caribbean development. The chapters discuss the sustainability of water, fisheries and agriculture in the region from a variety of perspectives. Particular emphasis is also given to the use of energy, recreation and coastal resource management and their impact on the fragile ecosystem. The book makes a contribution to the ongoing debate of sustainable environmental management within the region and the world.
This region has wildlife species of the Caribbean lowlands. Owls and Common and Great Potoos can be seen along the road at night with the aid of spotlights. C-2: Caño Negro NWR and Natural Lodge Caño Negro: Tropical moist forest. Elev.
Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Whether you are a general nature lover, a rainforest enthusiast, or an avid international birder, you will find that the mix of biology, travel tips, and photography in this guide will provide you with great information for planning a trip, or vivid memories if you have already traveled in Costa Rica. The book will leave you eager to return for more adventures in this paradise for both wildlife and people. --Book Jacket.
Western Hemisphere Convention : International Framework for Wildlife Conservation Part II in a series on the endangered ... in Latin America and the More than 140 plants and animals on the Caribbean are essentially the same Caribbean .
In the Caribbean Islands,meanwhile, Jamaica has more species on the Red List than any other country, with 241. Most of these threatened species (206) are plants, but Jamaica also is home to 12 threatened species of birds and 8 ...
Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Presents an overview of Latin America's and the Caribbean's present status and future outlook for economic, human, and environmental health.
Release on 2005 | by United Nations Environment Programme
To prevent international trade in certain excessively harvested species of flora and fauna , the convention ... In 1977 , the parties to CITES agreed to prohibit international trade in the six UNITED EUROPE species of Caribbean sea ...
This book will open up the underwater world of the Caribbean to everyone interested in exploring this vibrant environment--from those who know its waters well to those who have never visited.
Author: Mark Spalding
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This book will open up the underwater world of the Caribbean to everyone interested in exploring this vibrant environment--from those who know its waters well to those who have never visited. Conversational, beautifully illustrated, and loaded with information, A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean is both a guide to the natural history of the coral reefs of the region and a diver's travel guide. In addition to providing comprehensive and easy-to-use information about some of the most popular and beautiful tourist, diving, and snorkeling destinations in the world, this book offers advice and practical suggestions to readers who want to protect these stunning, vital resources. Spalding is a highly acclaimed coral reef scientist who has visited and worked on coral reefs in over thirty countries. This guide is endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The first section provides facts about reef wildlife, the interactions between humans and reefs, and the Caribbean area in general. Spalding discusses the problems facing the reefs, with a focus on what each person can do to protect them. The second section comprises thirty-five country-based chapters that provide key information about the coral reefs, marine parks, points of general interest, remote places, and unusual species. Throughout the text a set of stunning maps show the islands, coral reefs, marine features, dive centers, and many other key sites. Section three provides a photographic field guide and inventory of the marine flora and fauna of the region. The book concludes with useful listings of the best-known conservation groups, providing an opportunity for locals and visitors to get involved at a practical level.
The vegetation communities directly support and provide habitat for wildlife . While exotic plants often provide habitat for wildlife , the effects of actions by others to control exotic plants outside of the parks would continue to ...
endemic Caribbean species apparently became extinct. The Barbados raccoon has not been seen since 1964 (Fraser et al. 1990) and the Caribbean monk seal was officially declared extinct in 1996 in the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Animals ...
Author: Robert B. Potter
This text focuses on the contemporary economic, social, geographical, environmental and political realities of the Caribbean region. Historical aspects of the Caribbean, such as slavery, the plantation system and plantocracy are explored in order to explain the contemporary nature of, and challenges faced by, the Caribbean. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with: the foundations of the Caribbean, rural and urban bases of the contemporary Caribbean, and global restructuring and the Caribbean: industry, tourism and politics.
Caribbean anoles have been the focus of much attention as an outstanding example of adaptive radiation, an evolutionary phenomenon where a species finding many unfilled niches evolves into multiple species uniquely adapted to fill these ...
Author: Mark Yokoyama
Publisher: Mark Yokoyama
This is the first edition of this book. The updated second edition will be available shortly. Please only buy this one if you want the now-outdated first edition. This guide features hundreds of species of animal from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (Sint Maarten). It includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and other invertebrates with over 400 color photographs.
Release on 1998 | by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
15 of 1721 was one of the first laws to protect forests in the Caribbean . ... A document was prepared and a draft Antigua and Barbuda Forestry and Wildlife Act was submitted for parliamentary consideration since 1991.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
... and the Protocol on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Caribbean Region ( Kingston 1990 ) . The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ( UNCLOS ) also makes strong recommendation on this point .
Author: Erkki Leppakoski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.
Release on 2013-10-01 | by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC
(ii) Paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section notwithstanding, a finfish or part thereof possessed in or landed from the Gulf EEZ or Caribbean EEZ that is subsequently sold or purchased as a finfish species, rather than as bait, is not bait.
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Publisher: IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing