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Antelopes represent a basic a part of ecosystems all through Africa and Asia the place they act as habitat architects, dispersers of seeds, and prey for big carnivores. The fascication they carry within the human brain is obvious from prehistoric rock work and old Egyptian paintings to brand new flora and fauna documentaries and recognition in zoos. in recent times, notwithstanding, the dazzling herds of the earlier were decimated or extripated over huge components within the wilds, and pressing conservation motion is required to maintain this global background for generations to come.

As the 1st booklet devoted to antelope conservation, this quantity units out to diagnose the reasons of the drastic declines in antelope biodiversity and in this foundation establish the simplest issues of motion. In doing so, the publication covers critical concerns within the present conservation debate, specifically regarding the administration of overexploitation, habitat fragmentation, sickness transmission, weather switch, populations genetics, and reintroductions. The contributions are authored by way of world-leading specialists within the box, and the publication is an invaluable source to conservation scientists and practitioners, researchers, and scholars in comparable disciplines in addition to lay humans.

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