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The Double-Crested Cormorant
Plight of a Feathered Pariah

Linda R. Wires; With Original Illustrations by Barry Kent MacKay

The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected that the first European settlers in North America quickly deemed the double-crested cormorant a competitor for fishing stock and undertook a relentless drive to destroy the birds. This enormously important book explores the roots of human-cormorant conflicts, dispels myths about the birds, and offers the first comprehensive assessment of the policies that have been developed to manage the double-crested cormorant in the twenty-first century.

 

Conservation biologist Linda Wir...


2014   368 pp.  33 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300187113  $30.00
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