As the human impact on the earth leads to ever increasing environmental degradation, the restoration of dwindling populations of numerous plant and animal species has become urgent. In this volume, contributors examine the conceptual, planning, and applied aspects of recovery of rare or endangered species. It is unique in its treatment of both plants and animals, and in its presentation of scientific approaches to implemented restorations. Experts report on the restoration efforts and plans for the restoration of a wide variety of species including the dune thistle, lakeside daisy, woodland caribou, kit fox, and black-footed ferret and end with a broad overview, suggesting future opportunities and problems.
'... this book makes a first class contribution to the subject ... the fact that it brings together science, practice, planning and politics will ensure it becomes the success it deserves to be. It will be of value to many groups of people from students to academics and from planners to practitioners.' Annals of Botany '... it contributes a great deal ... restorationists will find it a valuable tool for their work.' Luke Hunter, South African Journal of Zoology '... well constructed and well presented ... of relevance on a worldwide scale.' Journal of Applied Ecology '... a valuable contribution to restoration ecology, and a valuable source of ideas, case histories and references.' Journal of Ecology