International Wildlife Management: Conservation Challenges in a Changing World

International Wildlife Management: Conservation Challenges in a Changing World

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Overview

Habitat loss, disease management, predator-human conflict, illegal trade—these 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421432854
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Wildlife Management and Conservation
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. International Wildlife: A Global Perspective
John L. Koprowski, Paul R. Krausman, Dun Wang
2. Culture, Values, and Governance: Foundations to Systems of Global Wildlife Conservation
Ronald J. Regan, Shane P. Mahoney, Basile van Havre, Colman O Criodain, Deborah M. Hahn
3. Invasive Species: The Challenges of Nonnative Species Establishment and Spread to Native Wildlife Populations
Sandro Bertolino, Lucas A. Wauters, Adriano Martinoli
4. Appreciation, Encouragement, and Rating of Wildlife and Nature Conservation on Private Lands
Delwin E. Benson, Wouter van Hoven, Yves Lecocq, Bob van den Brink
5. Habitat Loss and Fragmentation
Hsiang Ling Chen, Gabrielle Beca, Mauro Galetti, Chiachun Tsai, Wei Hua Xu, Jing Jing Zhang, Patrick Zollner
6. Consequences of Climate Change for Wildlife
Marta A. Jarzyna, Victoria L. Atkin Dahm, Benjamin Zuckerberg, William F. Porter
7. Global Energy Sprawl: Scale and Solutions
Joseph M. Kiesecker, David E. Naugle
8. Wildlife Disease Management in the Global Context
Samantha M. Wisely
9. The Effects of Wildlife-Based Ecotourism
Walt Anderson, Marissa C. G. Altmann
10. Carnivores, Coexistence, and Conservation in the Anthropocene
David Christianson, Menna Jones
11. Moving Animals in the Right Direction: Making Conservation Translocation an Effective Tool
Ronald R. Swaisgood, Carlos Ruiz-Miranda
12. Poaching, Illegal Wildlife Trade, and Bushmeat Hunting in India and South Asia
Shekhar K. Niraj, Shreya Sethi, S. P. Goyal, Amar N. Choudhary
13. Management of Migratory Wildlife and Others Influenced by Borderlands
Andrea Santangeli, Shambhu Paudel
14. International Organizations and Programs for Wildlife Conservation
John F. Organ, Gonzalo Medina-Vogel, Tsuyoshi Yoshida
15. Local Approaches and Community-Based Conservation
John L. Koprowski, José F. González-Maya, Diego A. Zárrate-Charry, Uday R. Sharma, Craig Spencer
16. Getting Involved: Advice for Students and Wildlife Professionals
Robert A. McCleery, Julie T. Shapiro, Karen Bailey, Thomas K. Frazer
Index

What People are Saying About This

John E. Riutta

"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."

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