About the book
Humans have had a special fascination on owls for thousands if not for millions of years as owls are one of the world's oldest Vertebrate species with fossil remains dating back to end of the Mesozoic era (56 to 65 million years). Like the humans, owls have dispersed to all continents and even to several remote oceanic islands. Overall, owls, while not always acknowledged for their part, play a significant role in the ecosystems. Owls are clever survivors as stated in our title of this book. However, anthropogenic activities have had some adverse effects on owls as well.
This book aims to point the way toward a better knowledge, how owls relate to their environment and how important it is for us, humans, to use that environment more wisely. Owl conservation success depends not only on environmental issues but also on social and cultural matters. The intersection of humans, owls, and conservation has become more relevant than ever.