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Title The ark and beyond : the evolution of zoo and aquarium conservation / edited by Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, James P. Collins ; foreword by George Rabb
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 454 pages) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Series Convening science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Convening science.
Contents Protoconservation in early European zoos. Animals in circulation : the "prehistory" of modern zoos / Anita Guerrini and Michael A. Osborne -- The world as zoo : acclimatization in the nineteenth century / Harriet Ritvo -- The rise of US zoo and aquarium conservation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Historic and cultural foundations of zoo conservation : a narrative timeline / Vernon N. Kisling Jr. -- Teetering on the brink of extinction : the passenger pigeon, the bison, and American zoo culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Mark V. Barrow Jr. -- American zoos : a shifting balance between recreation and conservation / Pamela M. Henson -- (Re)introducing the Przewalski's horse / Nigel Rothfels -- Conservation constellations : aquariums in aquatic conservation networks / Samantha Muka -- Zoo and aquarium conservation today : visions and programs. Committing to conservation : can zoos and aquariums deliver on their promise? / Rick Barongi -- Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) : unifying the conservation approach of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums / Shelly Grow, Debborah Luke, and Jackie Ogden -- Integrating ex situ management options as part of a one plan approach to species conservation / Kathy Traylor-Holzer, Kristin Leus, and Onnie Byers -- Zoos and gorilla conservation : have we moved beyond a piecemeal approach? / Kristen E. Lukas and Tara S. Stoinski -- Lessons from thirty-one years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and reflections on aquariums' expanding role in conservation action / Margaret Spring -- The Phoenix Zoo story : building a legacy of conservation / Ruth A. Allard and Stuart A. Wells -- Caring for nature : welfare, wellness, and natural connections. Bears or butterflies? : how should zoos make value-driven decisions about their collections? / Clare Palmer, T.J. Kasperbauer, and Peter Sandøe -- Why zoos have animals : exploring the complex pathway from experiencing animals to pro-environmental behaviors / Alejandro Grajal, Jerry F. Luebke, and Lisa-Anne DeGregoria Kelly -- People in the zoo : a social context for conservation / Susan Clayton and Khoa D. Le Nguyen -- From sad zoo to happy zoo : the changing animal welfare and conservation priorities of the Seoul Zoo in South Korea / Anne S. Clay -- Wildlife wellness : a new ethical frontier for zoos and aquariums / Terry L. Maple and Valerie D. Segura -- Zoos and sustainability : can zoos go beyond ethical individualism to protect resilient systems? / Bryan G. Norton -- Opportunities and challenges for conserving small populations : an emerging role for zoos in genetic rescue / Oliver A. Ryder -- Cloning in the zoo : when zoos become parents / Carrie Friese -- Advancing laboratory-based zoo research to enhance captive breeding of southern white rhinoceros / Christopher W. Tubbs -- dt Beyond the walls : applied field research for the twenty-first-century public aquarium and zoo / Charles R. Knapp -- Frogs in glass boxes : responses of zoos to global amphibian extinctions / Joseph R. Mendelson III -- Alternative models and futures. Sustaining wildlife populations in human care : an existential value proposition for zoos / Steven L. Monfort and Catherine A. Christen -- Reflections on zoos and aquariums and the role of the regional biopark / Craig Ivanyi and Debra Colodner -- Today's awe-inspiring design, tomorrow's Plexiglas dinosaur : how public aquariums contradict their conservation mandate in pursuit of immersive underwater displays / Stefan Linquist -- Zoo conservation disembarks : stepping off the ark and into global sustainable development / Adrián Cerezo and Kelly E. Kapsar -- Rewilding the lifeboats / Harry W. Greene -- The parallax zoo / Ben A. Minteer
Summary Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, 'The Ark and Beyond' traces the history and underscores the present role of these organizations as essential conservation actors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 28, 2018)
Subject Zoos.
Endangered species -- Conservation
Wildlife conservation.
Conservation biology.
zoos (institutions)
aquariums (containers)
NATURE -- Animals -- General.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Conservation biology
Wildlife conservation
Form Electronic book
Author Rabb, George B. (George Bernard), 1930-2017, writer of foreword.
Minteer, Ben A., 1969- editor.
Maienschein, Jane, editor.
Collins, James P., editor.
ISBN 9780226538631