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People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence? : Conservation Biology - Rosie Woodroffe

People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?

Conservation Biology

By: Rosie Woodroffe (Editor), Simon Thirgood (Editor), Alan Rabinowitz (Editor)

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Published: 26th September 2005
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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.

'Not only is the book an excellent introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students but also the many insightful comments and discussions will hopefully make this a useful reference for wildlife managers, helping them to both understand and resolve human wildlife conflicts.' Biologist ' ... this volume is remarkably useful to specialists in a variety of research areas. it is a very easy read, and should be mandatory for classes in conservation biology or public policy in terms of wildlife.' Journal of Mammalian Evolution

List of contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
The impact of human-wildlife conflict on natural systemsp. 1
The impact of human-wildlife conflict on human lives and livelihoodsp. 13
Characterization and prevention of attacks on humansp. 27
Non-lethal techniques for reducing depredationp. 49
Techniques to reduce crop loss: human and technical dimensions in Africap. 72
Evaluating lethal control in the management of human-wildlife conflictp. 86
Bearing the costs of human-wildlife conflict: the challenges of compensation schemesp. 107
Increasing the value of wildlife through non-consumptive use? Deconstructing the myths of ecotourism and community-based tourism in the tropicsp. 122
Does extractive use provide opportunities to offset conflicts between people and wildlife?p. 140
Zoning as a means of mitigating conflicts with large carnivores: principles and realityp. 162
From conflict to coexistence: a case study of geese and agriculture in Scotlandp. 176
Hen harriers and red grouse: the ecology of a conflictp. 192
Understanding and resolving the black-tailed prairie dog conservation challengep. 209
People and elephants in the Shimba Hills, Kenyap. 224
Safari hunting and conservation on communal land in southern Africap. 239
Socio-ecological factors shaping local support for wildlife: crop-raiding by elephants and other wildlife in Africap. 252
Jaguars and livestock: living with the world's third largest catp. 278
People and predators in Laikipia District, Kenyap. 286
Searching for the coexistence recipe: a case study of conflicts between people and tigers in the Russian Far Eastp. 305
A tale of two countries: large carnivore depredation and compensation schemes in Sweden and Norwayp. 323
Managing wolf-human conflict in the northwestern United Statesp. 340
Policies for reducing human-wildlife conflict: a Kenya case studyp. 357
An ecology-based policy framework for human-tiger coexistence in Indiap. 373
The future of coexistence: resolving human-wildlife conflicts in a changing worldp. 388
Referencesp. 406
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ISBN: 9780521825054
ISBN-10: 0521825059
Series: Conservation Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 26th September 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95