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People and Predators : From Conflict To Coexistence - Nina Fascione

People and Predators

From Conflict To Coexistence

By: Defenders of Wildlife, Nina Fascione (Editor), Aimee Delach (Editor), Martin Smith (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781559630849
Number Of Pages: 304

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Carnivores provide innumerable ecological benefits and play a unique role in preserving and maintaining ecosystem services and function, but at the same time they can create serious problems for human populations. A key question for conservation biologists and wildlife managers is how to manage the world's carnivore populations to conserve this important natural resource while mitigating harmful impacts on humans. In People and Predators, leading scientists and researchers offer case studies of human-carnivore conflicts in a variety of landscapes, including rural, urban, and political. The book covers a diverse range of taxa, geographic regions, and conflict scenarios, with each chapter dealing with a specific facet of human-carnivore interactions and offering practical, concrete approaches to resolving the conflict under consideration. Chapters provide background on particular problems and describe how challenges have been met or what research or tools are still needed to resolve the conflicts. People and Predators will helps readers to better understand issues of carnivore conservation in the 21st century, and provides practical tools for resolving many of the problems that stand between us and a future in which carnivores fulfill their historic ecological roles.

Introductionp. 1
Minimizing carnivore-livestock conflict : the importance and process of research in the search for coexistencep. 13
Characteristics of wolf packs in Wisconsin : identification of traits influencing depredationp. 28
Wolves in rural agricultural areas of Western North America : conflict and conservationp. 51
Ecology and management of striped skunks, raccoons, and coyotes in urban landscapesp. 81
Birds of prey in urban landscapesp. 105
Challenges in conservation of the endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxp. 118
Carnivore conservation and highways : understanding the relationships, problems, and solutionsp. 132
Living with fierce creatures? : an overview and models of mammalian carnivore conservationp. 151
Dispersal and colonization in the Florida panther : overcoming landscape barriers - biological and politicalp. 179
State wildlife governance and carnivore conservationp. 197
Conserving mountain lions in a changing landscapep. 219
Restoring the gray wolf to the Southern Rocky Mountains : anatomy of a campaign to resolve a conservation issuep. 240
Conclusionp. 263
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ISBN: 9781559630849
ISBN-10: 1559630841
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41