Butterfly Conservation in North America

Efforts to help save our charismatic microfauna

Editors: Daniels, Jaret C (Ed.)

  • First such practical reference of its kind for butterfly conservation
  • Detailed case studies of key conservation and recovery programs
  • Specific overview/emphasis of ex situ conservation practices and supporting recovery techniques including detailed protocols
  • Ideal background for practitioners involved in/or developing butterfly conservation programs including wildlife agencies, ZOOs, Natural History Museums or other conservation organizations
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About this book

The book addresses this critical need by providing a straightforward and easy to read primer to key elements of at-risk butterfly conservation programs including captive husbandry, organism reintroduction, habitat restoration, population monitoring, recovery planning and cooperative programs.

Impacts from habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, and climate change continue to accelerate the rate of imperilment and necessitate increased conservation action.

Zoos, natural history museums, botanical gardens and wildlife agencies are progressively focusing on insects, particularly charismatic groups such as butterflies and native pollinators, to help advance local conservation efforts and foster increased community interest and engagement.

Today, many institutions and their partners have successfully initiated at-risk butterfly conservation programs, and numerous others are exploring ways to become involved. However, insufficient experience and familiarity with insects is a critical constraint preventing staff and institutions from adequately planning, implementing and evaluating organism-targeted activities.

The information provided is intended to improve staff practices, learn from existing programs, promote broader information exchange, and strengthen institutional ability to develop new or improve existing butterfly conservation initiatives.

The information provided is intended to improve staff practices, learn from existing programs, promote broader information exchange, and strengthen institutional ability to develop new or improve existing butterfly conservation initiatives.

This book will be useful to professionals from zoos, natural history museums, botanical gardens, wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, land managers, students, and scientist in conservation biology, ecology, entomology, biology, and zoology.

Reviews

“The contributions in this edited volume constitute a highly practical guide to obtaining critical information about imperiled butterflies and strategies for implementing their conservation. … each chapter is focused on a particular aspect of butterfly conservation, or is a case study of the conservation of particular species or a species in a specific geographic region. … This book is a must for anyone contemplating direct engagement with butterfly conservation activities.” (Chris Nice, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 91 (3), September, 2016)

“The book accomplished the goal of providing a framework for butterfly conservation and management efforts. … useful for groups interested in identifying ways to best participate in these efforts. For readers not familiar with specific issues associated with imperiled butterflies, the focus on practical applications and numerous case studies provide an excellent starting point for developing relevant programs. Overall, the diverse expertise and experiences of the authors provide an important resource for practitioners interested in butterfly conservation and management.” (Kristen A. Baum, The Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 80 (5), July, 2016)

“Each chapter is referenced independently and also includes a summary of key points discussed. … book fulfills its promise of delivering practical advice to advance butterfly conservation. It is informative and also refreshingly free from excessive ‘jargon’ … . I hope that it will indeed be read widely and its content heeded in planning further conservation efforts for butterflies across North America.” (Tim R. New, Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 19, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Butterfly Recovery Planning: Determining How to Contribute

    Daniels, Jaret C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Role of AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums in Butterfly Conservation

    Grow, Shelly (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Butterfly Monitoring for Conservation

    Taron, Doug (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Developing a Rare Butterfly Database for Conservation Purposes: An Example in Florida Using Citizen Scientists

    Jue, Dean

    Pages 59-74

  • Butterfly Conservation Genetics

    Saarinen, Emily

    Pages 75-101

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9852-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9851-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7935-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Butterfly Conservation in North America
Book Subtitle
Efforts to help save our charismatic microfauna
Editors
  • Jaret C Daniels
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9852-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9852-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9851-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7935-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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