The Conservation and Biology of Desert Antelopes

The Conservation and Biology of Desert Antelopes

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This collection of essays marks the 25th anniversary of "Operation Oryx" begun in 1962, which has virtually saved the Arabian oryx ("Oryx leucoryx") from extinction. The book describes the setting up of "Operation Oryx", its early days and the gradual reintroduction of the oryx into the wild. Also discussed are the captive breeding and management problems plus the veterinary care of the "Hippotraginae". Conservation of the species together with conservation of the environment is assessed and in conclusion, the work takes a look at the future. The colour photographs were donated by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp colour plates, figures and tables
  • 0747016046
  • 9780747016045

Table of contents

"Operation Oryx" - the start of it all, Ian Grimwood; establishment of the world herd, Wayne Homan; the early stages of re-introduction of the Arabian oryx in the Oman, Ralph Daly; field operations and research in Oman, Mark Stanley Price; re-introduction of the Arabian oryx to Jordan, Maher Abu Jafer, Copelia Hays-Shahin; the Arabian oryx programme in Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Abu-Zinada et al; the Arabian oryx in captivity, David Jones; the genetic status of the Arabian oryx and the design of co-operative management programmes, Georgina Mace; veterinary aspects of the "Hippotraginae", Richard Kock, Christine Hawkey; chemical immobilisation of Arabian oryx, Michael Woodford et al; social organisation and ranging behaviour on the "Hippotraginae", Timothy Wacher; habitat use and ranging behaviour of Kalahari gemsbok, Douglas Williamson, Jane Williamson; scimitar-horned oryx ("Oryx dammah") at Edinburgh Zoo, Paul Gill, Ann Cave-Browne; re-introducing scimitar-horned oryx to Tunisia, Brian Bertram; aridland wildlife in decline - the case of the scimitar-horned oryx, John Newby; discussion; wildlife in Arabia, Jonathan Kingdon; differences in the response of populations of Arabian tahr and Arabian gazelle to protection from hunting, Paul Munton; the genus "Gazella", Colin Groves; captive populations of north-west African "Antilopinae" and "Caprinae" at the Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas, C.Alados et al; research and management of Arabian sand gazelle in the USA, Steven Kingswood, Arlene Kumamoto; artificial insemination of addax using thawed frozen semen, Mary Densmore, Duane Kraemer.show more

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