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    Ethics on the Ark: Zoos, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation (Zoo & Aquarium Biology & Conservation) (Paperback) Edited by Bryan G. Norton, Edited by Michael Hutchins, Edited by Elizabeth F. Stevens, Edited by Terry L. Maple

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    Description"Ethics on the Ark" presents a passionate, multivocal discussion--among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers--about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, "Ethics on the Ark" represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.


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    Title
    Ethics on the Ark
    Subtitle
    Zoos, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bryan G. Norton, Edited by Michael Hutchins, Edited by Elizabeth F. Stevens, Edited by Terry L. Maple
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560986898
    ISBN 10: 1560986891
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH, HPQ
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFFZ
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    BISAC V2.8: NAT039000, NAT024000
    LC classification: GE
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    Abridged Dewey: 333
    DC20: 639.9501
    DC22: 639.9301
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, RNF, RNKH, JBFU
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    6ill.
    Publisher
    Smithsonian Books
    Imprint name
    Smithsonian Books
    Publication date
    01 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Bryan G. Norton, professor of environmental public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the author of "Toward Unity Among Environmentalists" (1991) and "Why Preserve Natural Variety?" (1987) and editor of "The Preservation of Species" (1986). Michael Hutchins is director of conservation and science for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and adjunct professor in the graduate program in sustainable development and conservation biology at the University of Maryland. Elizabeth F. Stevens is conservation and science director for Walt Disney World Animal Programs. Terry L. Maple is president and chief executive officer of Zoo Atlanta/Fulton County Zoo, Inc., and director of Zoo Atlanta.
    Review quote
    "Splendidly thought-provoking . . . The writers for "Ethics on the Ark" grapple seriously and intelligently with . . . the very real conflicts that lie between those who are, to be simplistic and heuristic, for zoos and those who are against. In turn, looming over the debate, hang the huge questions of our duties to animals and of the disappearance of the natural world."--"Boston Book Review" "This book is a most important contribution to animal welfare and should be read by zoo professionals, conservationists involved with captive breeding, those concerned with the ethical justifiability of zoos, animal welfarists, and anyone with an interest in the role and future of zoos."--"Zoo Biology" "This collection of essays successfully integrates the voices of zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers and admirably balances a wide range of pro and con perspectives on the future of captive breeding."--"American Scientist" "This is the freshest look yet at the interwoven issues of animal conservation, welfare, and rights facing the North American and, indeed, global zoo community today."--Lee Durrell, Honorary Director, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust ""Ethics on the Ark" is a wake-up call: a mandatory text for anyone concerned with environmental preservation, species diversity, and the humane treatment of individual animals in zoos."--Michael E. Kaufmann, American Humane Association
    Back cover copy
    Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion - among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers - about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Some advocate proposals to increase zoos' work in captive breeding programs. Others call for zoos to turn away from exotic, charismatic species and focus instead on community education programs aimed at protecting local fauna and habitats. Still others contend that zoos ought to be abolished. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.