Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1975 (print on demand)
Forlagets egen omtale:
international gathering of scientists from a variety of disciplines met at The
Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge, from 10–12 July 1973, to report on the world
situation, in the wild and in captivity, of the six types of flamingos. The
occasion was the International Flamingo Symposium, called to discuss problems
encountered in flamingo conservation and research, and participants came from
North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Flamingos’ thirty-nine chapters derive from papers delivered at the Symposium.
They form four sections: Populations, Ecology and Conservation; Flamingos in
captivity; Ethology and Taxonomy; Flamingo Physiology – in addition there are
appendices of biological and other information, a comprehensive bibliography,and
an Introduction by Sir Peter Scott.
Flamingos, one of the oldest bird groups alive today, are also among the most
popular and common of zoo animals, and part of the book is concerned with the
problems of .breeding and rearing the birds in captivity, and the stress and
disease to which they can be prone. One of the aims of the Symposium and of the
book is to disseminate the knowledge that will help improve captive
conditions.Hopefully, greater success in breeding from captive birds may ensure
that fewer of those born to the wild will be deprived of their freedom. Sir
Peter Scott in his Introduction believes that within ten years zoos should be
breeding all the flamingos they need.
Approximately half of the book is concerned with populations in the wild, with
field studies and conservation, and there are reports from all but one of the
major population areas.
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