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The dummies guide to promoting wildlife conservation in the Middle East: telling tales of unicorns and ossifrages to save the hawk and leopard.
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PMID:  21877452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the Middle East there are great pressures on the environment and wildlife. Indeed, many species are teetering on the edge of extinction. Wildlife health, management, and welfare are poorly understood concepts and are not important priorities for regional governments. What can be done to raise the level of awareness to wildlife health, management, and welfare in a region where most people live in large modern cities detached from nature? In this article, I relate the story of how a small group of colleagues and I harnessed our frustration at the pervasive indifference to conservation to positive effect. We took action to establish Wildlife Middle East News, an information resource to raise awareness of conservation issues and to enable better management and welfare of wildlife. This case study demonstrates how individuals, such as biologists, veterinarians, and environmental educators working with wildlife in narrow professional arenas can play a role in the solution of wider environmental problems.
Authors:
Tom Bailey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of avian medicine and surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1082-6742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Avian Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512497     Medline TA:  J Avian Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
International Wildlife Consultants, PO Box 19, Carmarthen, Wales, UK SA33 5YL.
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