Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence through Management and Research

Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence through Management and Research

by Richard L. Knight
     
 

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Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. Contributors to the volume consider both direct and indirect effects of widlife-recreationist interactions, including:

  • wildlife responses to disturbance, and the origins of

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Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. Contributors to the volume consider both direct and indirect effects of widlife-recreationist interactions, including:

  • wildlife responses to disturbance, and the origins of these responses
  • how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife
  • the human dimensions of managing recreationists
  • the economic importance of outdoor recreation
  • how wildlife and recreationists might be able to coexist
The book is a useful synthesis of what is known concerning wildlife and recreation. More important, it addresses both research needs and management options to minimize conflicts.

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Primarily for natural resource managers, defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. The focus is on the direct effects of recreationists on wildlife (e.g., behavior change, energetic imbalances, death); however, indirect effects such as habitat modification are also considered. Seven case studies provide insights into how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife, from manatees to rattlesnakes. Paper edition (unseen), $27.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559632577
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.23(d)

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