Elephants and Whales: Resources for Whom?

Elephants and Whales: Resources for Whom?

by Arthur J. Freeman, Freeman J. Freeman


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782884490115
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Elephants and Whales as Resources from the Noosphere
Economics, Politics and Controversy over African Elephant Conservation
Western Conservation Groups and the Ivory Ban Wagon
Sustainable Wildlife Use for Community Development in Zaire
Science and Trans-Science in the Whaling Debate
Whose Whale Is That: Diverting the Commodity Path
Conflicting Cultural Values: Whale Tourism in Northern Norway
International Attitudes to Whales, Whaling and the Use of Whale Products

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