Elephants and Whales: Resources for Whom? / Edition 1

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One of the main purposes of this book is to make explicit the nature of different stakeholders' conservation perceptions and strategies in respect to these culturally important biological resources. This examination will hopefully inform ongoing discussion of such important issues as sustainable and equitable wildlife and fisheries management plans, bioregionalism, and the maintenance of biodiversity.
This book examines issues surrounding the management and conservation of a particular category of animal, namely the "mediagenic megafauna," or the largest of the land and sea mammals. The value accorded to different biotic resources varies significantly depending upon the interests and goals of the parties undertaking the valuation, and these different perceptions often come to influence management of these species. Discussion and programs directed toward "saving" elephants and whales are particularly instructive in this regard, as these species appeal to diverse groups for markedly different r
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782884490108
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Elephants and Whales as Resources from the Noosphere 17
3 Economics, Politics and Controversy over African Elephant Conservation 39
4 Western Conservation Groups and the Ivory Ban Wagon 59
5 Social Divisions and the Massacre of Elephants in Zaire 73
6 Cultural Perceptions and Conflicting Rights to Wildlife in the Zambezi Valley 85
7 Sustainable Wildlife Use for Community Development in Zimbabwe 99
8 Elephant Management in the Nyaminyami District, Zimbabwe: Turning a Liability into an Asset 113
9 Seeking Equity in Common Property Wildlife in Zimbabwe 129
10 Science and Trans-Science in the Whaling Debate 143
11 Whose Whale is that? Diverting the Commodity Path 159
12 Grind - Ambiguity and Pressure to Conform: Faroese Whaling and the Anti-Whaling Protest 187
13 North Norwegian Whalers' Conceptualization of Current Whale Management Conflicts 203
14 Conflicting Cultural Values: Whale Tourism in Northern Norway 219
15 Arctic Whales: Sustaining Indigenous Peoples and Conserving Arctic Resources 241
16 Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling in West Greenland 263
17 International Attitudes to Whales, Whaling and the Use of Whale Products: A Six-Country Survey 293
Appendix 301
Index 317
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