Rikus Grobler | Feb 8, 2018 | 0
Cheetah conservation manuscript to hit the book shelves soon
A new book Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation will be published this month. This will be the latest publication in the series, Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes.
The book is a hardback 500 page compilation with 40 chapters contributed by more than 150 co-authors covering wide-ranging scientific and conservation topics, including cheetah genetics, cheetah ecology and behavior, demographics, captive breeding, large landscape conservation, human-wildlife conflict, illegal wildlife trafficking and public policy.
The information is presented in an interwoven tapestry with one topic leading into the next, and helps articulate a holistic strategy necessary for saving the cheetah from extinction the text is written as a combination of scientific detail and basic explanations so the finding are available to all audiences interested in the cheetah and its future.
The manuscript took more than three years to complete under the direction of Dr. Laurie Marker, one of the world’s leading experts on the cheetah and the contributing authors are all specialist who focus primarily on this high-profile species and its habitat, both of major conservation concern.
“I am very pleased to share this new book with the public and I am grateful to have been able to work with so many talented co-authors and researchers to bring this information to light and our hope is that this book will serve as a valuable resource tool in the field of conservation and encourage up and coming scientist to join the fight to save the cheetah,” emphasized Dr. Marker.
The book is co-edited by Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Dr. Lorraine K. Boast, Research Associate, Cheetah Conservation Botswana and Dr. Anne Schmidt-Kuntzel, Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research, CCF.