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A book, Felidae (Wild Cats) in Xinjiang was published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany) recently, and was mainly edited by Prof. Ablimit Adbukadir from Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The book systematically reports the morphological and biological characteristics, the ecological biology, natural and unnatural factors of its habitat, population resources status, utilizing and protection of wild cats in Xinjiang based on the support of National Natural Science Foundation of China and other projects nearly 20 years.

The book is basically divided into two parts, the first part briefly describes five kinds of cat animals including the existing cats (Asian wild cat and Felis silvestris), Chinese desert cats (China lynx and desert cat), steppe cat, lynx (Eurasian lynx) and snow leopard in Xinjiang. The second part systematically describe the characteristics of heterogeneity distribution of wild cats, the carnivorous species, the living status and the population dynamics of wild cats, the extinct Xinjiang tiger and the protection measures of other cats in Xinjiang.

The book provides a good reference for scientists, teachers, students and managers, who are engaged in research on wild zoology, wildlife ecology, wildlife and conservation biology, carnivores ecology and animal protection and management.


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