This great southern continent has been separated from the rest of the world for thousands of years. In that time, its flora and fauna have evolved uniquely. Many of Australia's bird species are found nowhere else on the planet, while others are regular visitors from beyond its shores.
India's diverse habitats are the permanent or migratory home of 1,300 species of birds, including the national bird â€“ the Indian Peafowl. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. A back panel map is also included, showing the country's top birding hotspots. Researched by the leading conservation group â€“ Wildlife SOS, India, this guide is a one-of-a-kind reference guide for travelers to this beautiful country.
Hawaii lays claim to the first refuge in the nation established to protect forest birds in Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. Eco-tourists, vacationers and state residents will find Hawaii Birds to be the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for travel. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting the state's eco-regions and prominent birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this guide will conveniently fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera, binoculars or water bottle.
The unique approach to ecological restoration described in this book will appeal to anyone interested in improving the ecological conditions, biological diversity, or productivity of damaged wildlands. Using sound ecological principles, the author describes how these ecosystems are stabilized and directed toward realistic management objectives using natural recovery processes rather than expensive subsidies. An initial emphasis on repairing water and nutrient cycles, and increasing energy capture, will initiate and direct positive feedback repair systems that drive continuing autogenic recovery. This strategy is most appropriate where landuse goals call for low-input, sustainable vegetation managed for biological diversity, livestock production, timber production, wildlife habitat, watershed management, or ecosystem services. No other book provides such a comprehensive strategy for the ecological restoration of any wildland ecosystem, making this an invaluable resource for professionals working in the fields of ecological restoration, conservation biology and rangeland management.
The Birds of Tennessee is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife inhabiting the State Tennessee.
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