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By Jonathan Leeming

Скорпионы с давних времен привлекали внимание человека, что, безусловно, связано с их ядовитостью. С этим связаны недоразумения и предубежденность по отношению к скорпионам, и лишь недавно люди стали понимать их сложное поведение и биологию. Книга в понятном виде описывает строение скорпионов, стратегии, которые позволяют им выживать в суровых условиях, использование ими яда и другие аспекты их успешного существования в течение миллионов лет. Она будет полезна как начинающим натуралистам, так и профессионалам для определения скорпионов, которыми богата фауна Южной Африки, и, возможно, по новому осветит жизнь этих скрытных созданий. Виды, включенные в книгу, встречаются наиболее часто и имеют широкое распространение. Большинство из них можно определить невооруженным глазом. Книга избегает сложной терминологии и включает практическую информацию о том, как искать скорпионов и как лучше содержать их.
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A second example of this involves wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and waterfowl hunters in Mississippi and in Pennsylvania, states of the eastern US where this author has resided for much of his life. The cultures of these two states, one northern, one southern, are popularly thought of as highly distinct from each other; yet local people share an abiding passion for the outdoors in the form of hunting, to the extent that it is easily one of the most centrally important cultural activities, not only for men but also for women and children.

Myriad new–old, modern–traditional hybrid conservation models now exist across the world. Some acknowledge the importance of complex adaptive systems such as the coffee farms mentioned above, while others incorporate solely Western models and perceptions of nature. g. those involving protected areas) need to take on local characteristics that reflect their specific status as elements of the local landscape. Parks in Latin America that were originally based on US models (and thus often rejected as ‘imperialist’ land grabs in countries such as Honduras) have become accepted parts of the local landscape (Bonta, 2005).

At no point did ‘pure’ ethno-ornithological knowledge take precedence in a formal way; rather, Urbina, as the leading force for conservation in the region, always mixed Western science and local knowledge together in the task of protecting the park and, increasingly, other landscapes in the region. And his legacy has in many ways been infectious, part of the ‘Honduranization’ of environmentalism that continues to mould global paradigms and concerns to local realities. Thus, traditional and local ornitho- ES_ETH_10-2_ES_POL_25/7 11/02/2010 13:56 Page 20 20 INTRODUCTION logical knowledge is already woven into the fabric of conservation if one knows where to look.

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