Habitat loss, disease management, predator-human conflict, illegal tradethese are among the many conservation challenges faced by wildlife experts around the world. But how wildlife professionals approach these issues has historically been geographically fragmented. By providing a broad perspective on issues faced by wildlife on an international scale, the authors of International Wildlife Management make vital connections, drawing attention to underlying causes and strategies for mitigation that may look surprisingly similar from Montana to Zimbabwe.
Bringing together wildlife professionals from around the globe to discuss shared challenges, International Wildlife Management
• examines widespread patterns of wildlife loss
• covers key conservation strategies, including species reintroduction, community engagement, and wildlife commerce
• explores the urgent concerns of climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, and poaching
• reviews major organizations involved in wildlife management at an international level, highlighting examples of cooperation among groups and nations in effective wildlife management efforts
• features stories of success and struggle from authors across 17 countries on 6 continents
This timely and thorough overview thinks big by assessing threats to wildlife on a global scale. Wild creatures don't recognize artificial geographic borders. This useful compendium demonstrates that researchers and scientists should follow their lead.
About the Author
John L. Koprowski is a professor of wildlife conservation and management and the director of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. He is a coauthor of Squirrels of the World. Paul R. Krausman is emeritus professor of wildlife conservation and management at the University of Arizona. The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Wildlife Management, he is the author of And Then There Were None: The Demise of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness.
Table of Contents
1. International Wildlife: A Global Perspective, by John L. Koprowski, Paul R. Krausman, and Dun Wang
2. Culture, Values and Governance: Foundations to Systems of Global Wildlife Conservation, by Ron Regan, Deb Hahn, Shane P. Mahoney, Colman O. Criodain, and Basile van Havre
3. Invasive Species: the challenges of non-native species establishment and spread to native wildlife populations, by Sandro Bertolino, Luc Wauters, and Adriano Martinoli
4. Appreciate, encourage, and rate wildlife and nature conservation on private lands, by Delwin Benson, Yves Lecocq, Wouter van Hoven, and Bob Van den Brink
5. Habitat loss and fragmentation, by Hsiang Ling Chen, Gabrielle Beca, Mauro Galetti, Wei Hua Xu, Chiachun Tsai, Jing Jing Zhang, and Patrick Zollner
6. Consequences of climate change for wildlife, by Marta Jarzyna, Victoria Atkin Dahm, Benjamin Zuckerberg, and William F. Porter
7. Global energy sprawl: scale and solutions, by Dave Naugle and Joseph Kiesecker
8. Wildlife disease management in the global context, by Samantha Wisely
9. The effects of wildlife-based ecotourism, by Walt Anderson and Marissa Altmann
10. Carnivores, coexistence, and conservation in the Anthropocene, by Dave Christianson and Menna Jones
11. Moving animals in the right direction: making conservation translocation an effective tool, by Ron Swaisgood and Carlos Ruiz-Miranda
12. Poaching, illegal wildlife trade and bushmeat hunting in India and south Asia trade, by Shekhar Niraj, Shrey Sethi, S.P. Goyal, and Amar N. Choudhary
13. Management of migratory wildlife and others influenced by borderlands, by Andrea Santangeli and Shambhu Paudel
14. International organizations and programs for wildlife conservation, by John F. Organ, Gonzalo Medina Vogel, and Tsuyoshi Yoshida
15. Local approaches and community-based conservation, by John L. Koprowski, Jose Gonzalez Maya, Uday Sharma, and Craig Spencer
16. Getting involved: advice from students and professionals, by Robert McCleery, Julie Shapiro, Karen Bailey, and Thomas Frazer
What People are Saying About This
"A significant contribution to the field that will assist anyone preparing for work in wildlife management, as well as wildlife managers seeking to expand their existing understanding of new challenges. This wide-ranging overview is extremely informative, interesting, and readable."