Propagation of the Houbara Bustard
By Saint Jalme, M. and Van Heezik, Y. (editors)
Pp. xvii, 110; 20 full page color plates, 19 text-figures (line-drawings and graphs). Publisher’s original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, 8vo. "Hunting with falcons for houbara bustards was an integral part of traditional life in the desert. Over the last few decades, this magnificent bird -- so well adapted to the desert environment -- has become an endangered species, due both to continued hunting and to the degradation of its habitat by domestic livestock. This book highlights the achievements of the National Wildlife Research Center of Saudi Arabia in securing the survival of the species through captive breeding, with the aim of reintroducing the houbara to the wild. The breeding program has proved to be the greatest source of information yet available on the bird, yielding important data not obtainable from wild houbaras" (from the front jacket flap).
|Publisher||Kegan Paul International|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Faint mar to rear cloth, a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.|