Ecological Research Monographs

Biodiversity Conservation Using Umbrella Species

Blakiston's Fish Owl and the Red-crowned Crane

Editors: Nakamura, Futoshi (Ed.)

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  • The first English-language book introducing readers to the distribution and ecology of Blakiston’s fish owl and the red-crowned crane in their natural habitats
  • Presents the status quo and prospects for the populations of the two species based on genetic diversity
  • Examines how conservation of the two species promises conservation of other bird species
  • Presents future perspectives for restoring habitats and increasing the distributions of the two species in Hokkaido
  • Includes the results of multiple collaborative projects between Japanese and Russian scientists
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About this book

This book focuses on Blakiston’s fish owl and the red-crowned crane as umbrella species. Healthy river, riparian and wetland ecosystems are necessary to maintain the populations of the two species. Both species have been revered by people since ancient times, but both are currently listed as endangered because of their small population sizes. The population decline of the two species can be mainly attributed to the degradation of the natural riparian and wetland habitats, which is associated with land use development.

The populations of the two species are now recovering in Japan due to recent conservation and reproduction efforts, but the genetic diversity of the two species are still low due to previous bottleneck effects. To develop conservation and dispersal plans to establish the species over the East Asian mainland and on the island of Hokkaido, basic information, such as their regional distribution, genetic diversity, food availability, reproductive traits, and nesting, breeding, rearing, and commuting habitat, is essential. The intensive, collaborative studies conducted in Japan and Russia has clarified the status quo and the ecology of the two species. 

This is the first book that comprehensively compiles the above information for the mainland and island populations. In addition, it verifies their suitability as umbrella species of an ecosystem and the possibility of their future population expansion, taking into account changes in land use in Hokkaido, which is about to experience a dramatic decline in human population.

As such, the book provides valuable information for students who wish to learn about these beautiful symbolic creatures, for NGOs engaged in conservation activities, and for managers who are involved in creating conservation plans and implementing restoration projects.

About the authors

Futoshi Nakamura
Professor, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Agriculture
Project Leader, Ecosystem management and landscape ecology

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Nakamura, Futoshi

    Pages 1-5

  • Global Distribution and Population Estimates of Blakiston’s Fish Owl

    Slaght, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • Ecology and Conservation of Blakiston’s Fish Owl in Japan

    Takenaka, Takeshi

    Pages 19-46

  • Ecology and Conservation of Blakiston’s Fish Owl in Russia

    Slaght, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • Distribution of the Red-crowned Crane in the World

    Masatomi, Yoshiyuki (et al.)

    Pages 73-82

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7203-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7202-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3921-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity Conservation Using Umbrella Species
Book Subtitle
Blakiston's Fish Owl and the Red-crowned Crane
Editors
  • Futoshi Nakamura
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7203-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7203-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7202-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3921-9
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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