Red Panda

Red Panda

Biology and Conservation of the First Panda

2nd Edition - October 27, 2021
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  • Editor: Angela Glatston
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128237533
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237540

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Description

Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda, Second Edition, provides the most up-to-date research, data, and conservation solutions for the red pandas, Ailurus species. Since the publication of the previous edition in 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the threat level of red pandas, and they are now considered to be endangered. This latest edition is updated to provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Led by one of the world’s leading authorities and advocates for red panda conservation, this new edition includes data from the Population and Habitat Viability (PHVA) workshops conducted in three of the species’ range states, Nepal, China, and India; these workshops utilized firsthand information on the decrease of red panda populations due to factors including deforestation, illegal pet trade, human population growth, and climate change. This book also includes updated information from the first edition on reproduction, anatomy, veterinary care, zoo management, and fossil history.

Key Features

  • Discusses the evidence for two species of red panda and how this might impact conservation efforts
  • Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species
  • Written by long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research
  • Includes new chapters on topic including the impact of climate change, how bamboo influences distribution, and conservation in Bhutan and Myanmar

Readership

Specialists in panda conservation to conservation biologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers. Global conservation and zoo communities

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. People and red pandas: the red pandas' role in economy and culture
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • The Red Panda in Culture and Tradition of the Range States
  • The Red Panda in Today's Range States
  • Red Pandas in Western Culture
  • Conclusion
  • Update
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Evolution of the family Ailuridae: origins and Old-World fossil record
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Origin of the Ailuridae
  • The Primitive Ailurids
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Systematic revision of the Ailurinae (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ailuridae): with a new species from North America
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • The First Fossil Ailurine Skeleton
  • Relationships Within the Ailurinae
  • Paleogeography
  • Conclusions/Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Phenotypic and geographic diversity of the lesser panda Parailurus
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Taxonomic Redundancy of Parailurus Hungaricus
  • The Extinct Lesser Panda from the Včeláre Locality
  • Appendix
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Red panda anatomy
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • History of Anatomical Study
  • External Anatomy
  • Organs, Glands, and Vasculature
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 6. The taxonomy and phylogeny of Ailurus
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Relationships to Other Carnivora
  • Alpha Taxonomy
  • Conclusions and Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Reproductive biology of the red panda
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Sexual Maturation
  • Reproductive Seasonality
  • Breeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Parturition
  • Fecundity
  • Contraception
  • Reproductive Monitoring
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Placentation of the red panda
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • References
  • Chapter 9. The early days: maternal behaviour and infant development
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Maternal Behaviours
  • Cub Behaviours
  • Mother–infant Behaviour and Communication
  • Non-vocal Communication
  • Vocalizations
  • Discussion
  • References
  • Chapter 10. A brief history of the red panda in captivity
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Red Pandas in Captivity: 1908–40
  • History of the San Diego Pandas
  • Red Pandas in Captivity Post-1950
  • Acknowledgements
  • Reference
  • Chapter 11. Red panda husbandry and reproductive management
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Enclosure Space and Design
  • Behavioural Management and Handling
  • Red Panda as Ambassador Animals
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Red panda nutrition: how to feed a vegetarian carnivore
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Basal Metabolic Rate in the Red Panda
  • Natural Diets
  • Zoo Diets
  • Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 13. Captive red panda medicine
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Immobilization
  • Clinical Pathology and Diagnostics
  • Paediatric Health Issues
  • Adult Health Issues
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Red panda pathology
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Pathology Findings
  • Neonates
  • Juveniles
  • Adults
  • Suggestions for the Future
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 15. Management, husbandry and veterinary medicine of red pandas living ex situ in China using the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding as a model
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Current Conservation Status of Red Pandas in China
  • Captive Red Panda Management in China
  • Red Panda Husbandry at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Genetic Management of Red Pandas
  • Application of Positive Reinforcement Training and Environmental Enrichment
  • Epidemiology of Captive Red Pandas
  • Red Panda Specific Veterinary Capacity Building Programme
  • Conservation Education
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 16. The role of ex situ management in the conservation of red panda
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • The One Plan Approach – Planning Together
  • Insurance: Preserving Future Conservation Options
  • Preserving Potential for Reintroduction or Reinforcement
  • Education and Public Awareness
  • Technical and Scientific Support and Expertise
  • Financial Support
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 17. What do studbook data reveal about the effects of climate on neonatal survival and seasonality in births?
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Neonatal Survival
  • Seasonality
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 18. Red panda ecology
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Population Ecology
  • Foraging Ecology
  • Pathogen
  • Community Ecology: How Can Red and Giant Pandas Coexist in Sympatry?
  • Conclusions and Perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 19. Bamboo distribution in Nepal and its impact on red pandas
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Research Implications and Recommendations
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 20. Impacts of climate change on extant Ailurids
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results/Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 21. Red pandas in the wild in China
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Survey Methods in the Field
  • Distribution
  • Habitat
  • Population
  • Threats
  • Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 22. Red panda genomics and the evidence for two species
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 23. Are there two species of red panda? Are they equally threatened with extinction?
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • History of Red Panda Taxonomy
  • What is Meant by a Species?
  • Differences Between Fulgens and Styani Red Pandas
  • Two Separate Species?
  • Iucn Red List Status
  • Difference in Threat and Protection Across the Range of the Two Red Pandas
  • Are Both Red Pandas Equally Threatened?
  • Consequences for International Trade Regulations
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 24. Genetic Monitoring of red pandas from Indian Himalayan Region: implications in conservation and management of free-ranging populations
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Functional Connectivity of Landscape and Conservation Priorities in India
  • Demographic History and Distribution of Red Panda in Eastern Himalaya and the Species Divergence
  • Potential Threats to Red Panda in India
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations and Way Forward
  • Sympatric Species Conservation Programme
  • International Species Conservation Strategy
  • Human Resource Development and Strengthening
  • National Level Importance
  • Initiation of Transboundary Conservation Efforts
  • References
  • Chapter 25. Status, distribution and conservation of red panda Ailurus Fulgens in Bhutan
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Red Panda Distribution in Bhutan
  • Red Panda Research and Conservation in Bhutan
  • Conservation Threats
  • Future of Red Panda Conservation in Bhutan
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 26. The conservation status of red panda in north-east Myanmar
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Survey Area
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 27. An overview of the threats to red pandas posed by domestic and international trade
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Background and Introduction
  • The Role of Zoos and Safari Parks in the Illicit Trade of Red Pandas in Parts of Asia
  • Evidence from Trade Research with a Focus on Red Panda
  • Conclusions and Recommendations to Reduce Illegal Trade in Red Pandas and its Products
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 28. Red pandas in Nepal: a community-based approach to landscape-level conservation
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Background
  • Interventions
  • Measuring Success
  • Future Considerations
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Chapter 29. Conservation initiatives in China
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Why do we Protect Red Pandas?
  • Conservation Initiatives
  • Conservation Projects
  • Conservation Perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 30. Records and reports of red pandas (genus Ailurus) from areas with warm climates
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • Vietnam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • People's Republic of China
  • India
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 31. Synthesis
  • Abstract
  • Outline
  • Introduction
  • The Red Pandas’ Place Within the Carnivora
  • Red Pandas: One Species or Two?
  • Red Panda Reproductive Biology
  • Red Pandas in Zoos – Do They Benefit Species Conservation?
  • Red Pandas in the Wild – An Uncertain Future
  • Synergy for Survival
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128237533
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237540

About the Editor

Angela Glatston

Angela Glatston was the Conservation Coordinator for Rotterdam Zoo, as well as the Chair of the Board of the Red Panda Network. Dr. Glatston was the creator of the Red Panda EEP and more recently the Red Panda Global Species Management Plan. Dr. Glatston is also the former chair of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group Chair for Mustelids, Viverrids, and Procyonids (now the Small Carnivore Specialist Group), having compiled the first Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Procyonids and Ailurids. Recently, she drafted the Red Data List Assessment for the red panda that resulted in its being reclassified as endangered rather than vulnerable.

Affiliations and Expertise

Red Panda Network, Eugene, Oregon, USA.