People and Wildlife Conflict or Coexistence?

ISBN-10: 0521532035
ISBN-13: 9780521532037
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848

As humans continue to encroach into natural habitats, and conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they have been absent, contact between humans and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, controlled hunting and tourism, as well as the development of local and national conservation policies.

Simon Thirgood is Science Leader of the Ecology of Grazed Ecosystems Programme at the Macaulay Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland.

List of contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
The impact of human-wildlife conflict on natural systems
The impact of human-wildlife conflict on human lives and livelihoods
Characterization and prevention of attacks on humans
Non-lethal techniques for reducing depredation
Techniques to reduce crop loss: human and technical dimensions in Africa
Evaluating lethal control in the management of human-wildlife conflict
Bearing the costs of human-wildlife conflict: the challenges of compensation schemes
Increasing the value of wildlife through non-consumptive use? Deconstructing the myths of ecotourism and community-based tourism in the tropics
Does extractive use provide opportunities to offset conflicts between people and wildlife?
Zoning as a means of mitigating conflicts with large carnivores: principles and reality
From conflict to coexistence: a case study of geese and agriculture in Scotland
Hen harriers and red grouse: the ecology of a conflict
Understanding and resolving the black-tailed prairie dog conservation challenge
People and elephants in the Shimba Hills, Kenya
Safari hunting and conservation on communal land in southern Africa
Socio-ecological factors shaping local support for wildlife: crop-raiding by elephants and other wildlife in Africa
Jaguars and livestock: living with the world's third largest cat
People and predators in Laikipia District, Kenya
Searching for the coexistence recipe: a case study of conflicts between people and tigers in the Russian Far East
A tale of two countries: large carnivore depredation and compensation schemes in Sweden and Norway
Managing wolf-human conflict in the northwestern United States
Policies for reducing human-wildlife conflict: a Kenya case study
An ecology-based policy framework for human-tiger coexistence in India
The future of coexistence: resolving human-wildlife conflicts in a changing world
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