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The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild
I Genesis, God blesses human beings and bids us to take dominion over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, and every other living thing. We are entreated to be fruitful and multiply, to fillExpand
Planning to Save a Species: the Jaguar as a Model
International conservation planning at the end of the twentieth century is dominated by coarse-filter, supra-organismal approaches to conservation that may be insufficient to conserve certain speciesExpand
The Empty Forest Many large animals are already ecologically extinct in vast areas of neotropical forest where the vegetation still appears intact
Until recently, human influence on tropical forests through such activities as burning, swidden agriculture, and hunting was regarded by ecologists as of such low impact that it was negligible. Expand
Improving the practice of conservation: a conceptual framework and research agenda for conservation science
Effective conservation requires addressing three fundamental questions whose answers can only be sought in conservation practice: (1) What should our goals be and how do we measure progress in reach-Expand
Fitting Sigmoidal Equations to Mammalian Growth Curves
Three sigmoidal growth equations were tested for their usefulness in fitting mammalian growth curves. The von Bertalanffy, Gompertz, and logistic equations were fitted to growth data by nonlinearExpand
Biogeographic variation of food habits and body size of the America puma
The puma has the most extensive range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, covering over 100° latitude, and food habits of different puma subspecies vary with latitude. Expand
The Game of Choice: Patterns of Indian and Colonist Hunting in the Neotropics
Anthropologists have collected data on hunting by humans to test a number of different hypotheses, including that of protein limitation (Gross 1975), the ideas on taboos advanced by Ross (1978), theExpand
Parks in peril : people, politics, and protected areas
Using the experience of the Parks in Peril program - a wide-ranging project instituted by The Nature Conservancy and its partner organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to foster better parkExpand
The futures of privately protected areas
Privately protected areas deserve far greater recognition and support than is the case at the moment. Private conservation efforts can often fill important gaps in national policies in terms of bothExpand