Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems / Edition 1

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Rangelands, which include unimproved grasslands, shrublands, savannas and semi-deserts, and represent almost half of the terrestrial surface of the Earth, are defined by their use by people as grazing lands for extensive livestock production. However, these ecosystems also constitute a major share of global biodiversity, include some of the most charismatic landscapes and species on our planet, and supply essential ecosystem goods and services to many millions of people who live outside of the global economy. Reconciling livestock production with wildlife conservation is thus a key requirement of sustainable development, but the obstacles are immense.

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"That said, ‘Wild rangelands' provides an extensive and up-to-date treatment of challenges and issues for rangeland conservation, and the plight of those who rely on livestock for livelihoods is strongly drawn into both the case studies and the more conceptual chapters. Hence, ‘Wild rangelands' will provide an informative and useful volume from a variety of perspectives." (Pastoralism: Research, Policy & Practice, 2011)
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Meet the Author

Johan T. du Toit is a professor at Utah State University, where he is the Head of the Department of Wildland Resources. He is especially interested in the ecology of large mammals and the conservation of terrestrial ecosystems through the fusion of science and management.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xv

Foreword Anthony R.E. Sinclair George B. Schaller xix

1 Introduction: A Review of Rangeland Conservation Issues in an Uncertain Future Monica L. Wrobel Kent H. Redford 1

Part I Thematic Reviews 13

2 Riding the Rangelands Piggyback: A Resilience Approach to Conservation Management Brian Walker 15

3 Addressing the Mismatches between Livestock Production and Wildlife Conservation across Spatio-temporal Scales and Institutional Levels Johan T. du Toit 30

4 Rangeland Conservation and Shrub Encroachment: New Perspectives on an Old Problem Steven R. Archer 53

5 Health and Disease in Wild Rangelands Richard Kock Mike Kock Sarah Cleaveland Gavin Thomson 98

6 Contemporary Views of Human-Carnivore Conflicts on Wild Rangelands Alexandra Zimmermann Nick Baker Chloe Inskip John D.C. Linnell Silvio Marchini John Odden Gregory Rasmussen Adrian Treves 129

7 Financial Incentives for Rangeland Conservation: Addressing the 'Show-Us-the-Money' Challenge Ray Victurine Charles Curtin 152

Part II Case Studies 189

8 Biodiversity Conservation in Australian Tropical Rangelands Stephen T. Garnett John C.Z. Woinarski Gabriel M. Crowley Alex S. Kutt 191

9 Livestock Grazing and Wildlife Conservation in the American West: Historical, Policy and Conservation Biology Perspectives Thomas L. Fleischner 235

10 Guanaco Management in Patagonian Rangelands: A Conservation Opportunity on the Brink of Collapse Ricardo Baldi Andrés Novaro Martín Funes Susan Walker Pablo Ferrando Mauricio Failla Pablo Carmanchahi 266

11 Multiple Use of Trans-Himalayan Rangelands: Reconciling Human Livelihoods with Wildlife Conservation Charudutt Mishra Sumanta Bagchi Tsewang Namgail Yash Veer Bhatnagar 291

12 Herders and Hunters in a Transitional Economy: The Challenge of Wildlife and Rangeland Management in Post-socialist Mongolia Katie M. Scharf María E. Fernández-Giménez Batjav Batbuyan Sumiya Enkhbold 312

13 Social and Economic Challenges for Conservation in East African Rangelands: Land use, Livelihoods and Wildlife Change in Maasailand Katherine Homewood D. Michael Thompson 340

14 The Future for Wildlife on Kenya's Rangelands: An Economic Perspective Michael Norton-Griffiths Mohammed Y. Said 367

15 Synthesis: Local and Global Solutions to the Challenge of Keeping Rangelands Wild James C. Deutsch 393

Index 403

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