Tigers of the World - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815511335, 9780815519324

Tigers of the World

1st Edition

The Biology, Biopolitics, Management and Conservation of an Endangered Species

Authors: Ronald Tilson Ulysses Seal
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815511335
eBook ISBN: 9780815519324
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1988
Page Count: 540
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Table of Contents

Systematics and Taxonomy Setting the Molecular Clock in Felidae The Phylogeny of the Tiger Electrophoretic Data in Tiger Systematics Subspecies and the Conservation of Panthera tigris Status in the Wild The Siberian Tiger in the USSR Habitat Availability and Prospects in China Tigers in Malaysia Tiger Numbers and Habitat Evaluation in Indonesia The Problem Tiger of Bangladesh Female Land Tenure System in Tigers Project Tiger Tigers in India Status in Captivity Captive Tigers in China Nutritional Considerations Digestibility and Metabolizable Energy of Diets for Captive Tigers A Neonatal Growth Model Clinical Management of Captive Tigers Comments on the ""Tiger Disease"" Antibiotic Therapy in the Bengal Tiger Reproductive Biology Estrus and Anestrus in Siberian Tigers Seminal-Endocrine Characteristics of the Tiger and Potential for Artificial Breeding Evaluation of Tiger Fertility Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer Chemical Communication Captive Management Species Survival Plan and Overall Management Strategies Captive Management of South China Tigers South China Tiger Recovery Program The Captive Population of Sumatran Tigers An International Captive Management Plan Possible Selection in Captive Panthera tigris altaica White Tiger Politics White Tiger: Phantom or Freak? White Tigers and Their Conservation White Tigers: The Realities White Tigers and Species Survival Plans Conservation Strategies Tigers in the Wild: Biopolitical Challenges Developing International Tiger Conservation Programs Conservation of the Tiger in Indonesia Managing Tigers in the Sundarbans Managing the Man-Eaters in the Sundarbans The Man-Eating Tiger in Geographical and Historical Perspectives Tigers in Nepal A Tiger Geographic Information System Decision Analysis A Global Tiger Conservation Plan


In the last 50 years the tiger population in Asia has plummeted from 100,000 to about 5,000. The number of tigers is dangerously low, and the conservation of the world's remaining tigers is of global concern. Now, in this volume, 40 world authorities on tigers from Asia, Europe, and North America have summarized and identified the management, conservation, and research needs for this endangered species.

A new disciplineùconservation biologyùis emerging and this book is an early contribution. It spans and unites theory, laboratory, and field studies with management practices of both the wild and captive populations.

The book is based on the international symposium held in Minnesota, discusses the tiger's systematics and taxonomy, its status both in the wild and captivity, reproductive biology, and management and conservation strategies. In addition, an entire section is devoted to a discussion of the white tiger. The tigers of Indonesia, Nepal, Siberia, and China, as well as captive tigers are discussed. Finally, the information in this book places real numbers on the remaining tiger populations, their habitat that is protected, and probabilities of these populations surviving an extinction.


Animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists.


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About the Authors

Ronald Tilson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Conservation Department, Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN

Ulysses Seal Author