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Wildlife: Management and Conservation

M.M. Ranga (Author)

Wildlife is a term that does not enjoy a precise or a universally accepted definition. The term implies all things that are living outside direct human control and therefore includes those plants and animals that are not cultivated or domesticated. In its fullest meaning, wildlife encompasses insects and fungi, frogs and wild flowers, as well as doves, deer, and trees. Nonetheless, organizations concerned with wildlife generally favor the so-called higher forms of animal life. Birds and mammals symbolize wildlife to most people and, of these animals, game species receive a disproportionately large measure of attention. However, only a small fraction of birds and mammals are regarded as game. Wildlife management clearly implies the influence and application of human manipulation. In other words, to achieve specified objectives. Pinchot coined the term conservation in 1907, apparently deriving his term from conservator, a title of an office in the British Government of colonial India. The term conservation applied to natural resources. In general, wildlife management is the application of ecological knowledge to populations of vertebrate animals and their plant and animal associates in a manner that strikes a balance between the needs of those populations and the needs of people.

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About the author

M.M. Ranga

Dr. M.M. Ranga (b.01.10.1964) is working as Lecturer (Sr. Grade) in Zoology at Zoology at Government Post Graduate College, Ajmer. He is has a long experience in the field of Animal Biotechnology and ecology. He has supervised twelve M.Phil and four Ph.D. students. His scholars are currently working on various aspects of biotechnology and ecology. He is working on three research projects sponsored by D.S.T. and I..M.R. He is the member of various educational governing committees of Board of secondary education, Rajasthan, M.D.S. University, (Ajmer), Rajasthan Hindi Granth Academy, etc. he has written 16 books including Animal Biotechnology and 30 research papers published in various journals of International repute.

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Bibliographic information

Title Wildlife: Management and Conservation
Author M.M. Ranga
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.01.2011
Edition Reprint.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177541625, 9788177544398
length xii+204p., Tables; Figures; Glossary; Appendix; Index; 23cm.