Recommended Literature:


AuthorTitle© Year
Chivian E., Bernstein A. (ed.)Sustaining life, how human health depends on biodiversity2008978-0-19-517509-7Oxford University Press
Dick G., Gusset M. (Ed.)Building a Future for Wildlife:
Zoos and Aquariums committed to biodiversity conservation
2010978-3-033-02234-8World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Groombridge B., Jenkins M.D.
World atlas of biodiversity, earth's living resources in the 21st century20020-520-23668-8University of California Press
Karanth K.U.Tigers *2001978-1-84107-372-9Colin Baxter Photography Ltd
Kricher J.the Balance of Nature, ecology's enduring myth2009978-0-691-13898-5Princeton University Press
MA-panelMillenium Ecosystem Assessment
(synthesis reports available at
20051-55963-386-7Island Press
Sunquist M., Sunquist F.Wild Cats of the World
the ultimate reference to every species worldwide
20020-226-77999-8The University of Chicago Press
Thapar V.The secret Life of Tigers, 2nd edition (2008) *19899778-0-19-569790-2Oxford University Press
Tilson R., Nyhus Ph.J. (Ed.)Tigers of the World
the science, politics, and conservation of Panthera tigris
2010978-0-8155-1570-8Academic Press
Wilson E.O.The future of life2002978-0-349-11579-5Abacus

* highly recommended

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map


"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


about zoos and their mission regarding breeding endangered species, nature conservation, biodiversity and education, while at the same time relates to the evolution of species.