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Overview


Winner of The Wildlife Society's 2009 Wildlife Publication Award for outstanding edited book
 
As human populations around the world continue to expand, reconciling nature conservation with human needs and aspirations is imperative. The emergence in recent decades of the academic field of human dimensions of fish and wildlife management is a proactive response to this complex problem.
 
Wildlife and Society brings together leading researchers in the range of specialties that are relevant to the study of human dimensions of fish and wildlife work around the globe to provide theoretical and historical context as well as a demonstration of tools, methodologies, and idea-sharing for practical implementation and integration of practices.
 
Chapters document the progress on key issues and offer a multifaceted presentation of this truly interdisciplinary field. The book
 
• presents an overview of the changing culture of fish and wildlife management;
• considers social factors creating change in fish and wildlife conservation;
• explores how to build the social component into the philosophy of wildlife management;
• discusses legal and institutional factors;
• examines social perspectives on contemporary fish and wildlife management issues.
 
 
Wildlife and Society is uniquely comprehensive in its approach to presenting the past, present, and future of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research and application. It offers perspectives from a wide variety of academic disciplines as well as presenting the views of practitioners from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. It is an important new reference for anyone concerned with fish and wildlife management or environmental conservation and protection.
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Editorial Reviews

Wildlife Activist

"The science of human dimensions is an important tool as populations continue to encroach on wildlife and its habitat."
Natural Areas Journal

"Overall, as one who has studied and recognized the importance of human interaction with wildlife (particularly in national parks) and has taught a graduate course on that subject, I was disappointed in this book. I feel it lacked focus and coherence, and it was difficult to glean meaningful insights. Although individual chapters were beneficial, in general I don't believe Wildlife and Society would be of interest to most readers of this journal."
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"This collection of original articles belongs in the libraries of all institutions with environmental studies programs."
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"This collection of original articles belongs in the libraries of all institutions with environmental studies programs."

-- W. Ouderkirk, SUNY Empire State College

— W. Ouderkirk

Wildlife Activist - W. Ouderkirk

"This collection of original articles belongs in the libraries of all institutions with environmental studies programs."
Natural Areas Journal - Gerald Wright

"Overall, as one who has studied and recognized the importance of human interaction with wildlife (particularly in national parks) and has taught a graduate course on that subject, I was disappointed in this book. I feel it lacked focus and coherence, and it was difficult to glean meaningful insights. Although individual chapters were beneficial, in general I don't believe Wildlife and Society would be of interest to most readers of this journal."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597264082
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Manfredo is department head for the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and for the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship at Colorado State University.
 
Jerry J. Vaske is a professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Perry J. Brown is dean of the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana.
 
Daniel J. Decker is a professor and coleader of the Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, at Cornell University.
 
Esther A. Duke is coordinator for the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction: Perspectives on the Past and Future of Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife
-Lessons from Our History
-What Might the Future Hold?
-Exploring the Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife
-Literature Cited
 
PART I. Social Factors Creating Change in Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Chapter 2. Social and Demographic Trends Affecting Fish and Wildlife Management
Chapter 3. Understanding Global Values toward Wildlife
Chapter 4. The Emergence of Conservation NGOs as Catalysts for Local Democracy
Chapter 5. Imagining the Future: Humans, Wildlife, and Global Climate Change
 
PART II. Building the Social Component into the Philosophy of Wildlife Management
Chapter 6. The Changing Culture of Wildlife Management
Chapter 7. Toward a Framework for Integrating Human Dimensions in Wildlife Management
Chapter 8. Comanaging Wildlife in the Amazon and the Salvation of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru
Chapter 9. Working with Communities to Achieve Conservation Goals
Chapter 10. Humans and Wildlife as Ecosystem Components in Integrated Assessments
 
PART III. Dealing with Legal and Institutional Factors of Fish and Wildlife Management
Chapter 11. Legal Trends in Fish And Wildlife Policy
Chapter 12. Reviving the Public Trust Doctrine as a Foundation for Wildlife Management in North America
Chapter 13. A 'Wicked'? Problem: Institutional Structures and Wildlife Management Success
Chapter 14. Fueling the Conservation Engine: Where Will the Money Come From to Drive Fish and Wildlife Management and Conservation?
 
PART IV. Social Perspectives on Contemporary Fish and Wildlife Management Issues
Chapter 15. The Socioecology of Urban Wildlife Management
Chapter 16. The Human Dimensions of Conflicts with Wildlife around Protected Areas
Chapter 17. New Markets for Recreational Fishing
Chapter 18. Preparing for the Next Disease: The Human-Wildlife Connection
Chapter 19. Challenges and Opportunities at the Interface of Wildlife-Viewing Marketing and Management in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 20. Trends in Access and Wildlife Privatization
Chapter 21. Social Dimensions of Managing Hunting in Tropical Forests
Chapter 22. Communication as an Effective Management Strategy in a Diverse World
Chapter 23. Conclusion: What Is Wildlife Management?
 
About the Contributors
Index
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