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People in Nature : Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America - Kirsten M. Silvius

People in Nature

Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America

By: Kirsten M. Silvius (Editor), Richard E. Bodmer (Editor), Jose M. V. Fragoso (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2004
ISBN: 9780231127820
Number Of Pages: 464
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The most extensive, undisturbed tropical forests and wetlands on our planet are located in South and Central America. The persistence of intact ecosystems in South America, and to a lesser degree in Central America, is the result of the region's unique mixture of human cultures and of its inhabitants'continued reliance on wild plants and animals for subsistence and economic use. The worldview of the region's indigenous peoples, which does not separate humans and nature, has fused with the worldviews of African, European, and East Indian immigrants to produce a new conservation "philosophy." Biologists and resource managers in the region have developed research and conservation tools that are both scientifically rigorous and uniquely adapted to make use of the biological, economic, and spiritual links between humans and nonhuman nature.

People in Nature highlights South and Central American approaches to wildlife conservation and documents both the current state and the historical development of a Latin American conservation and management strategy. The book addresses the threats to biodiversity caused by ranching, habitat fragmentation, fishing, and hunting and critically assesses the potential benefits and risks of continued human use of wildlife. By making available in English research results originally presented in Spanish or Portuguese at the first five International Conferences on Wildlife Management and Conservation in Latin America and the Amazon, this book also reverses the traditional flow of information and innovation in conservation practices from North to South and Central America, providing North American and European researchers and conservationists with managementsolutions potentially applicable in their own regions.

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People in Nature compiles a wealth of information...The Book provides valuable advice for resource planner and managers. Biology Digest [People in Nature] belongs in all working wildlife and conservation biology libraries... Recommended. Choice For those of us who believe that there can be people in nature to the benefit of both, this book will happily grow dog-eared with use. -- Allyn MacLean Stearman The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Wildlife Conservation and Management in South and Central America: Multiple Pressures and Innovative solutions
Local peoples and Community Management
Wildlife management strategies with the Embera people in the Utria National Park, by Choco, Colombia
Bridging the gap between western scientific and traditional indigenous wildlife management
Techniques to increase community participation in wildlife management programs: general approaches
Community-based wildlife management in the Gran Chaco
Fisheries Management and Conservation in the Amazon Varzea Floodplain
Fisheries Management in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve
Hunting effort analysis by rural communities in Northeastern Peru
Economic Considerations
Community management of fishery resources in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve Amazonas Brazil
Community ownership and live Shearing of vicunas in Peru
Captive breeding programs as an alternative for wildlife conservation in Brazil, by Sergio Nogueira-Filho and Selene Siqueira da Cunha Nogueira
Economic Analysis of Wildlife Use in the Peruvian Amazon
Fragmentation and other non-harvest human impacts
Population management of mammals in Atlantic Forest fragments of Brazil
Human pressure, by abundance and spatial distribution of Orinoco Crocodiles in the Cojedes River sy
Impacts of Damming on Primate Community Sructure in the Amazon -- A Case Study of the Samuel Dam, by Rondonia, Brazil
Resource partitioning of pampas deer, by brocket deer and cattle in the Pantanal, Brazil
Ecology and conservation of the Jaguar in Iguacu National Park
Local white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) population declines in Amazonia: Migration, by overhunting or epidemic?
Hunting Impacts--biological basis and rationale for sustainability
Evaluating the sustainability of hunting in the Neotropics
Hunting sustainability of ungulate populations in the Lacandon forest, by Mexico
Title: Conservation of economically important birds in seasonally-flooded forests of the northeastern Peruvian Amazon
Patterns of use and hunting of turtles in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, by Amazonas, Brazil
Fisheries, by Fishing Effort and Fish Consumption in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and i
Title: Implications of the spatial structure of game populations for the sustainability of hunting in the Neotropics
Hunting and wildlife management in French Guiana: Current aspects and future prospects
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ISBN: 9780231127820
ISBN-10: 0231127820
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th December 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77

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