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"Our Vanishing Wildlife." William T. Hornaday. 1913.

"Our Vanishing Wildlife." William T. Hornaday. 1913.

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Chapter XV, Unfair Firearms, And Shooting Ethics p.106.

"This document was a manifesto on the nation's first conservation awareness and effort which resulted in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), propelling the conservation movement."
Chapter XV, Unfair Firearms, And Shooting Ethics p.106.

"This document was a manifesto on the nation's first conservation awareness and effort which resulted in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), propelling the conservation movement."

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Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
 
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Our Vanishing Wild Life....................................................................................................................................1
William T. Hornaday...............................................................................................................................1SPECIAL NOTICE..................................................................................................................................3FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................................3PREFACE................................................................................................................................................5PART I. EXTERMINATION...............................................................................................................................6CHAPTER I. THE FORMER ABUNDANCE OF WILD LIFE.............................................................7CHAPTER II. EXTINCT SPECIES OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS..............................................10CHAPTER III. THE NEXT CANDIDATES FOR OBLIVION...........................................................17CHAPTER IV. EXTINCT AND NEARLY EXTINCT SPECIES OF MAMMALS...........................28CHAPTER V. THE EXTERMINATION OF SPECIES, STATE BY STATE....................................32CHAPTER VI. THE REGULAR ARMY OF DESTRUCTION...........................................................46CHAPTER VII. THE GUERRILLAS OF DESTRUCTION................................................................52CHAPTER VIII. UNSEEN FOES OF WILD LIFE..............................................................................58CHAPTER IX. THE DESTRUCTION OF WILD LIFE BY DISEASES............................................65CHAPTER X. DESTRUCTION OF WILD LIFE BY THE ELEMENTS...........................................70CHAPTER XI. SLAUGHTER OF SONG−BIRDS BY ITALIANS....................................................74CHAPTER XII. DESTRUCTION OF SONG BIRDS BY SOUTHERN NEGROES AND POOR WHITES...............................................................................................................................................82CHAPTER XIII. EXTERMINATION OF BIRDS FOR WOMEN'S HATS[D]..................................90CHAPTER XIV. THE BIRD TRAGEDY ON LAYSAN ISLAND...................................................104CHAPTER XV. UNFAIR FIREARMS, AND SHOOTING ETHICS................................................106CHAPTER XVI. THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME.............115CHAPTER XVII. PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME....................125CHAPTER XVIII. THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF AFRICAN GAME.....................................132CHAPTER XIX. THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE GAME OF ASIA.................................138CHAPTER XX. THE DESTRUCTION OF BIRDS IN THE FAR EAST[G] BY C. WILLIAM BEEBE Curator of Birds, New York Zoological Park.......................................................................142CHAPTER XXI. THE SAVAGE VIEW−POINT OF THE GUNNER..............................................147PART II.—PRESERVATION..........................................................................................................................151CHAPTER XXII. OUR ANNUAL LOSSES BY INSECTS..............................................................151CHAPTER XXIII. THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIRDS...............................................................153CHAPTER XXIV. GAME AND AGRICULTURE; AND DEER AS A FOOD SUPPLY................167CHAPTER XXV. LAW AND SENTIMENT AS FACTORS IN PRESERVATION........................174CHAPTER XXVI. THE ARMY OF THE DEFENSE........................................................................176CHAPTER XXVII. HOW TO MAKE A NEW GAME LAW...........................................................182CHAPTER XXVIII. NEW LAWS NEEDED: A ROLL−CALL OF THE STATES.........................187CHAPTER XXIX. NEW LAWS NEEDED IN THE STATES (Continued)......................................196CHAPTER XXX. NEW LAWS NEEDED IN THE STATES (Continued).......................................204CHAPTER XXXI. NEW LAWS NEEDED IN THE STATES (Concluded).....................................212CHAPTER XXXII. NEED FOR A FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD LAW, NO−SALE−OF−GAME LAW, AND OTHERS................................................................................225CHAPTER XXXIII. BRINGING BACK THE VANISHED BIRDS AND GAME...........................231CHAPTER XXXIV. INTRODUCED SPECIES THAT HAVE BEEN BENEFICIAL.....................238CHAPTER XXXV. INTRODUCED SPECIES THAT HAVE BECOME PESTS............................243CHAPTER XXXVI. NATIONAL AND STATE GAME PRESERVES, AND BIRD REFUGES....246CHAPTER XXXVII. GAME PRESERVES AND GAME LAWS IN CANADA.............................257CHAPTER XXXVIII. PRIVATE GAME PRESERVES....................................................................263
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CHAPTER XXXIX. BRITISH GAME PRESERVES IN AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA..................267CHAPTER XL. BREEDING GAME AND FUR IN CAPTIVITY....................................................271CHAPTER XLI. TEACHING WILD LIFE PROTECTION TO THE YOUNG................................275CHAPTER XLII. THE ETHICS OF SPORTSMANSHIP..................................................................280CHAPTER XLIII. THE DUTY OF AMERICAN ZOOLOGISTS AND EDUCATORS TO AMERICAN WILD LIFE..................................................................................................................284CHAPTER XLIV. THE GREATEST NEEDS OF THE WILD−LIFE CAUSE AND THE DUTY OF THE HOUR......................................................................................................................289
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