Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Lessons from Greater Yellowstone / Edition 1

Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Lessons from Greater Yellowstone / Edition 1

by Tim Clark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597260053

ISBN-13: 9781597260053

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Island Press

As in the rest of the United States, grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions in and around Yellowstone National Park were eliminated or reduced decades ago to very low numbers. In recent years, however, populations have begun to recover, leading to encounters between animals and people and, more significantly, to conflicts among people about what to do with these

Overview

As in the rest of the United States, grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions in and around Yellowstone National Park were eliminated or reduced decades ago to very low numbers. In recent years, however, populations have begun to recover, leading to encounters between animals and people and, more significantly, to conflicts among people about what to do with these often controversial neighbors.

Coexisting with Large Carnivores presents a close-up look at the socio-political context of large carnivores and their management in western Wyoming south of Yellowstone National Park, including the southern part of what is commonly recognized as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The book brings together researchers and others who have studied and worked in the region to help untangle some of the highly charged issues associated with large carnivores, their interactions with humans, and the politics that arise from those interactions.

This volume argues that coexistence will be achieved only by a thorough understanding of the human populations involved, their values, attitudes, beliefs, and the institutions through which carnivores and humans are managed. Coexisting with Large Carnivores offers important insights into this complex, dynamic issue and provides a unique overview of issues and strategies for managers, researchers, government officials, ranchers, and everyone else concerned about the management and conservation of large carnivores and the people who live nearby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597260053
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Preface,
Part One: - Context,
Chapter 1 - Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Orienting to the Problems,
Chapter 2 - Management Context: People, Animals, and Institutions,
Part Two: - Cases,
Chapter 3 - Mountain Lion Management: Resolving Public Conflict,
Chapter 4 - Grizzly Bear Recovery: Living with Success?,
Chapter 5 - Wolf Restoration: A Battle in the War over the West,
Part Three: - Exploring Alternatives,
Chapter 6 - Participatory Projects for Coexistence: Rebuilding Civil Society,
Chapter 7 - The Institutional System of Wildlife Management: Making It More Effective,
Chapter 8 - Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Lessons from Greater Yellowstone,
Appendix - Making Carnivore Management Programs More Effective: A Guide for Decision Making,
Contributors,
Index,
ISLAND PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

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