Wildlife resources of Kuwait: Historic trends and conservation potentials.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184909
Title:
Wildlife resources of Kuwait: Historic trends and conservation potentials.
Author:
Alsdirawi, Fozia Abdul-aziz.
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Kuwait is an arid small country with a severe climate, but an interesting and diverse biological heritage. Historically Kuwait was the home for 28 mammalian, over 300 bird, and 40 reptilian species. Expanding human population and technology are increasingly altering Kuwait's natural habitat. Currently, 8 mammalian species are locally eradicated from Kuwait, but available elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula. On the endangered list is 4 mammals, 5 birds. The status of most reptiles is unknown. A comprehensive overview of Kuwait's historic and contemporary wildlife is described. Major wildlife habitat types are identified and mapped. A conservation strategy addressing the wildlife and their habitats in Kuwait is suggested. The key to a successful strategy is habitat restoration and protection combined with legal protection of the wildlife. In addition, a program for re-introducing locally eradicated species to their historic range in Kuwait is suggested.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Natural history -- Kuwait; Wildlife conservation -- Kuwait; Habitat (Ecology) -- Kuwait
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWildlife resources of Kuwait: Historic trends and conservation potentials.en_US
dc.creatorAlsdirawi, Fozia Abdul-aziz.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlsdirawi, Fozia Abdul-aziz.en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractKuwait is an arid small country with a severe climate, but an interesting and diverse biological heritage. Historically Kuwait was the home for 28 mammalian, over 300 bird, and 40 reptilian species. Expanding human population and technology are increasingly altering Kuwait's natural habitat. Currently, 8 mammalian species are locally eradicated from Kuwait, but available elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula. On the endangered list is 4 mammals, 5 birds. The status of most reptiles is unknown. A comprehensive overview of Kuwait's historic and contemporary wildlife is described. Major wildlife habitat types are identified and mapped. A conservation strategy addressing the wildlife and their habitats in Kuwait is suggested. The key to a successful strategy is habitat restoration and protection combined with legal protection of the wildlife. In addition, a program for re-introducing locally eradicated species to their historic range in Kuwait is suggested.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNatural history -- Kuwaiten_US
dc.subjectWildlife conservation -- Kuwaiten_US
dc.subjectHabitat (Ecology) -- Kuwaiten_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRussell, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKrausman, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMannan. R. WIlliamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Danen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9013167en_US
dc.identifier.oclc703437137en_US
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