Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

The Science of Wildlife Damage Management

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Author: Michael R. Conover

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420032585

Category: Science

Page: 440

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As more and more people crowd onto less and less land, incidences of human-wildlife conflicts will only increase. A comprehensive overview of this emerging field, Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management discusses the issues facing wildlife managers and anyone else dealing with interactions between wildlife and humans. By defining the discipline of wildlife damage management, this book fills a void in the fields of wildlife management and ecology. The director of the Jack H. Berryman Institute, the only academic institute devoted to wildlife damage management, author Michael Conover is the leader in this field. In this book, he stresses the inter-relatedness of wildlife damage management within the larger discipline of wildlife conservation and provides an extensive review of the scientific literature. He includes case-studies that document how an integrated approach to wildlife management can resolve wildlife-human conflicts. Nowhere else will you find the authoritative coverage and depth of theoretical information available in Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management. The combination of descriptive prose, historical details, and liberal use of informative sidebars add to its appeal as a textbook, while the organization and scope make it the ideal reference for professionals.

Human - Wildlife Conflicts in Europe

Fisheries and Fish-eating Vertebrates as a Model Case

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Author: Reinhard A. Klenke,Irene Ring,Andreas Kranz,Niels Jepsen,Felix Rauschmayer,Klaus Henle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540347895

Category: Science

Page: 347

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This book is about conflicts between different stakeholder groups triggered by protected species that compete with humans for natural resources. It presents key ecological features of typical conflict species and mitigation strategies including technical mitigation and the design of participatory decision strategies involving relevant stakeholders. The book provides a European perspective, but also develops a global framework for the development of action plans.

Human-Wildlife Conflict

Complexity in the Marine Environment

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Author: Megan Draheim,Francine Madden,Julie-Beth McCarthy,Chris Parsons

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510882

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) has classically been defined as a situation where wildlife impacts humans negatively (physically, economically, or psychologically), and where humans likewise negatively impact wildlife. However, there is growing consensus that the conflict between people about wildlife is as important as the conflict between people and wildlife. HWC not only affects the conservation of one species in a particular geographic area, but also impacts the willingness of an individual, a community, and wider society to support conservation programs in general. This book explores the complexity inherent in these situations, covering the theory, principles, and practical applications of HWC work, making it accessible and usable for conservation practitioners, as well as of interest to researchers more concerned with a theoretical approach to the subject. Through a series of case studies, the book's authors and editors tackle a wide variety of subjects relating to conflict, from the challenges of wicked problems and common pool resources, to the roles that storytelling and religion can play in conflict. Throughout the book, the authors work with a Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) approach, adapted from the peacebuilding field to address the reality of conservation today. The authors utilise one of CCT's key analytic components, the Levels of Conflict model, as a tool to provide insight into their case studies. Although the examples discussed are from the world of marine conservation, the lessons they provide are applicable to a wide variety of global conservation issues, including those in the terrestrial realm. Human-Wildlife Conflict will be essential reading for graduate students and established researchers in the field of marine conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for a global audience of conservation practitioners, wildlife managers, and other conservation professionals.

Urban Wildlife Management, Second Edition

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Author: Clark E. Adams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439882193

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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When the first edition of Urban Wildlife Management was published two years ago, it provided conservationists, ecologists, and wildlife professionals with a welcome shift in the way that interactions between humans and wildlife were viewed and managed. Instead of focusing on ways to evict or eradicate wildlife encroached on by urban development, this unique work took a holistic, ecosystems approach. Gathering information from more than five hundred academic sources and the popular media, this book educated us on the complete nature of the problem. See what's new in the Second Edition: New information garnered from secondary data sets Added contributions from an extended list of leading wildlife specialists Original research conducted by the authors and their students New chapters on urban soils, urban waters, and zoonotic diseases More perspective essays and case studies Single species profiles in each chapter that focus on management issues Numerous tables examining trends by species and by region Through discussions of past and present approaches in the United States, the book explores the changing landscape of wildlife management and future approaches. Urban habitats and hazards are defined in terms of green and gray spaces. Sociopolitical issues are discussed in terms of wildlife management, stakeholder responsibilities, and legal considerations. And wildlife are viewed as adaptive inhabitants of an evolving ecosystem rather than as interlopers in a humans only world. The author maintains a blog exploring wildlife in our own backyard.

Wildlife and society

the science of human dimensions

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Author: Michael J. Manfredo,Jerry J. Vaske,Perry J. Brown

Publisher: Island Pr

ISBN: 9781597264082

Category: Nature

Page: 350

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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.

Wild turkey management

accomplishments, strategies, and opportunities : proceedings of the Ninth National Wild Turkey Symposium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 10-14 December, 2005

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Author: Michigan. Dept. of Natural Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891276590

Category: Nature

Page: 390

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Fish and Wildlife Management

A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners

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Author: Adam T. Rohnke,James L. Cummins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1626741980

Category: Nature

Page: 592

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Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Beginning with foundational chapters on natural resource history and conservation planning, the authors discuss the delicate balance between profit and land stewardship. A series of chapters about the various habitat types and the associated fish and wildlife populations that dominate them follow. Several chapters expand on the natural history and specific management techniques of popular species of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, and other species. Experts discuss such special management topics as supplemental, wildlife-food planting, farm pond management, backyard habitat, nuisance animal control, and invasive plant species control. Leading professionals who work every day in Mississippi with landowners on wildlife and fisheries management created this indispensable book. The up-to-date and applicable management techniques discussed here can be employed by private landowners throughout the state. For those who do not own rural lands but have an interest in wildlife and natural resources, this book also has much to offer. Residents of urban communities interested in creating a wildlife-friendly yard will delight in the backyard habitat chapter specifically written for them. Whether responsible for one-fourth of an acre or two thousand, landowners will find this handbook to be an incalculable aid on their journey to good stewardship of their Mississippi lands.

Black walnut in a new century

proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council Research Symposium : Lafayette, Indiana, July 25-28, 2004

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Author: Charles H. Michler,United States. Forest Service. North Central Research Station

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eastern black walnut

Page: 188

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People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?

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Author: Rosie Woodroffe,Simon Thirgood,Alan Rabinowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445627

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and 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. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.

Best Practices for Wildlife Control Operators

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Author: Paul D. Curtis,Jill Shultz

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 350

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Best Practices for Wildlife Control Operators is the only manual of this scope written with the needs of the Wildlife Control Professional in mind. This practical "how-to" training manual focuses on the best practices for wildlife control, the prevention of wildlife damage problems and realistic assessment of job risks for wildlife control operators. It is currently the only comprehensive manual that offers a step-by-step approach to the practical application of the theory of integrated wildlife damage management. This manual gives professionals the tools they will need to think critically and creatively, so they can choose successful solutions for the many different situations they will encounter in their work. The manual describes a broad array of tools, techniques, and resources backed by an easily understood decision-making model. The basic biology and natural history of the species most likely to cause nuisance problems, with specific management recommendations for each species is included. The safety, ethical, and legal issues related to wildlife control activities is also included. It can be used to train a broad range of people from those with little familiarity of the subject to experienced operators who have used other approaches to their work.

Wildlife Damage Management

Prevention, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution

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Author: Russell F. Reidinger,James E. Miller

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409445

Category: Nature

Page: 243

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Reidinger and Miller argue that, in recent years, the rate of undesirable human-wildlife interactions has risen in many areas, owing in part to the expansion of residences into places formerly wild or agricultural, making wildlife damage management even more relevant. From suburban deer eating gardens and shrubs, to mountain lions threatening pets and people, to accidentally introduced species outcompeting native species, Reidinger and Miller show how proper management can reduce wildlife damage to an acceptable, cost-effective level. An extensive section on available resources, a glossary that explains terms and concepts, and detailed figures will aid both students and seasoned professionals. Instructors will find this text arranged perfectly for a semester-long course. The end-of-chapter questions will allow students to ponder the ways wildlife damage management concepts can be put into practice.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

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Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407418

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation

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Author: Luciano M. Verdade,Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge,Carlos I. Piña

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642547516

Category: Science

Page: 228

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This book provides both the conceptual basis and technological tools that are necessary to identify and solve problems related to biodiversity governance. The authors discuss intriguing evolutionary questions, which involve the sometimes surprising adaptive capacity of certain organisms to dwell in altered and/or changing environments that apparently lost most of their structure and functionality. Space and time heterogeneities are considered in order to understand the patterns of distribution and abundance of species and the various processes that mold them. The book also discusses at which level—from genes to the landscape, including individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems—men should intervene in nature in order to prevent the loss of biodiversity.