Table of contents
Ecology and Conservation of Blakiston’s Fish Owl
Ecology and Conservation of the Red-crowned Crane
Status and Perspective of the Populations, Based on Genetic Diversity
Blakiston’s Fish Owl and the Red-crowned Crane as Umbrella Species
Future Perspectives for Restoring Habitats and Spreading the Distributions of the Two Species in Hokkaido
Policy Issues on Habitat Conservation
About this book
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.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7203-1
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-981-10-7202-4
- Online ISBN 978-981-10-7203-1
- Series Print ISSN 2191-0707
- Series Online ISSN 2191-0715
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