Return of the bison : a story of survival, restoration, and a wilder world / Roger L. Di Silvestro.
In less than a century, a bison population that once numbers in the missions and stretched across North America was reduced to just a few dozen animals primarily in Yellowstone National Park. DeSilvestro explores one of the greatest conservation comeback stories in American history-- yet its "success" is qualified. Most bison today live in commercial herds, contained like cattle. Are we willing to coexist with them as wild animals who need freedom to roam? -- adapted from back cover
- ISBN: 9781680515831
- ISBN: 1680515837
- Physical Description: 254 pages : map ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 
- Copyright: ©2023
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Includes bibliographic references and index.
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In the beginning -- When science favors extinction -- Where buffalo roam, again: early restoration -- American bison step out of the ER -- Private herds : hopes, aspirations, roads to recovery -- Tribes : finding home -- Lost herds : Mexico and Canada -- The way of the wisent -- The last refuge -- Building a future for bison.
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"With fervor and meticulous research--and with implications for the future of megafauna around the world--Roger L. Di Silvestro recounts the complex and difficult ongoing struggle for bison recovery." - Shelf Awareness
- Offers a hopeful view of threatened species, grounded in history and science
- Addresses current conservation trends: wildlife corridors, prairie restoration, cultural restoration for the American Indian community
Di Silvestro also examines the plight of European bison and the latest challenges facing the species in the US: Are the bison doomed to be treated like cattle, fenced and contained? Or will they be listed as an endangered species, requiring us to treat them like the wild animals they are?
- Mountaineers Books
A compelling blend of history and accessible modern science illustrating how the rebound of the Westâs most iconic animal can serve as a model for species conservation