Endangered Species Management

Individual species are intricate parts of complex ecosystems; when one is threatened, others may be put in danger as well. While many countries have basic laws that aim to protect threatened species, endangered species management attempts to work with various groups to preserve biodiversity and maintain viable ecosystems. There are numerous approaches to endangered species management that differ by species and by country. This module explores the basic steps—identifying status, examining threats and planning recovery—with examples covering varied ecosystems and challenges. Through a case study and accompanying modeling exercise, students apply endangered species management techniques to the case of California condors.

View this module in other languages:
Endangered Species Management (Ukrainian)
Manejo de Especies Amenazadas (Spanish)

See also:
Mysteries of an Ancient Mariner: The Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
The European Captive Population of Jaguar
The Management of Conservation Breeding Programs in Zoos and Aquariums

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Regions: Global, North America

Keywords: ecosystem function, endangered, management, modeling, population dynamics

Components: 6

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Synthesis: Endangered Species Management

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Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan

   

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Case Study: Saving the California Condor from Extinction: A Problem Case

Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan

   

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Exercise: Models and Endangered Species Management: The Case of California Condors

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Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan

   

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Presentation: Endangered Species Management

Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan

Teaching Notes: Endangered Species Management

Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan

Solutions: Models and Endangered Species Management: The Case of California Condors

Author: C.P. McGowan, D.C. Kesler, M.R. Ryan


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