Wildlife Politics


Author: Bruce Rocheleau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187303

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 9343

An analysis of forces affecting wildlife politics worldwide, covering topics such as overexploitation, hunting, ecotourism and trafficking.

The Nature of German Imperialism

Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa


Author: Bernhard Gissibl

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785331760

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 5619

Today, the East African state of Tanzania is renowned for wildlife preserves such as the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Selous Game Reserve. Yet few know that most of these initiatives emerged from decades of German colonial rule. This book gives the first full account of Tanzanian wildlife conservation up until World War I, focusing upon elephant hunting and the ivory trade as vital factors in a shift from exploitation to preservation that increasingly excluded indigenous Africans. Analyzing the formative interactions between colonial governance and the natural world, The Nature of German Imperialism situates East African wildlife policies within the global emergence of conservationist sensibilities around 1900.

Animals, Politics and Morality

Second Edition


Author: Robert Garner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066214

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 2545

This is an extensively re-written second edition of a well regarded and much cited text on the issue of animal protection. It remains the only text to combine an examination of the philosophy and politics of the issue. Its central argument is that the philosophical debate is central to an understanding and evaluation of the substantive issues involving animals and the nature of the movement for change. The book has been thoroughly revised to include major theoretical and empirical developments. Specifically, the "second generation" of animal ethics literature is examined in detail, and attention is paid to the campaigns and public controversy over the export of live animals and the use of animals in research, the impact of genetic engineering on the welfare of animals and the latest developments in the controversy over hunting.

Where Mountains Are Nameless

Passion and Politics in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge


Author: John Waterman,Jonathan Waterman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393330175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 508

The "compelling" (Seattle Times) story behind a most sacred piece of American wilderness.

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker

The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King


Author: Chris Palmer

Publisher: Bluefield Publishing

ISBN: 9781938954054


Page: 272

View: 3248

While working as a lobbyist for environmental conservation on Capitol Hill, Chris Palmer quickly discovered that Congressional hearings were bland events, poorly attended by the majority of Representatives and Senators and with far less impact than one would expect. So he turned, instead, to wildlife filmmaking, for the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation, with the hope of transforming mindsets and encouraging protection of wildlife. In the process, Palmer discovered both the magic--and the misgivings--of the industry. While Shamu looked beautiful captured on film breaching, was it right to keep killer whales captive? Was it okay to have sound engineers recording the sound of their hands splashing in water and pawning it off as the sound of bears splashing through a stream? And should reputable TV networks be accepted or called out for airing sensational shows that put wildlife in harm's way and present animal fiction like mermaids and monster sharks as fact? In this tell-all expose of the wildlife filmmaking industry, film producer and American University professor Chris Palmer shares his own journey as a filmmaker--with its highs and lows and challenging ethical dilemmas--in order to provide filmmakers, networks, and the public with an invitation to evolve the industry to the next level. Palmer uses his life story as a conservationist and filmmaker to convey his points, with an ultimate call to stop deceiving audiences, avoid harassing animals, and promote conservation. Read this book to find a path forward. "Chris Palmer's new book is a must read for all who care about the natural world and the future of our planet." -Ted Danson, Actor and Environmentalist "Chris Palmer has written a very important book." -Jane Goodal, PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace "In a world where media holds enormous influence, Chris Palmer's book makes fascinating reading." -Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Ocean Futures Society

Chimpanzee Politics

Power and Sex Among Apes


Author: Frans de Waal,Frans B. M. Waal

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886560

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 2836

The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors. Twenty-five years later, this book is considered a classic. Featuring a new preface that includes recent insights from the author, this anniversary edition is a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions—actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

Animal Geographies

Place, Politics, and Identity in the Nature-culture Borderlands


Author: Jennifer R. Wolch,Jody Emel

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841372

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 8414

A highly topical survey of human's treatment of animals. Each year billions of animals are poisoned, dissected, displaced, killed for consumption, or held in captivity to be discarded as soon as their utility to humans has waned. The animal world has never been under greater peril. A broad-ranging collection of essays, Animal Geographies contributes to a much-needed, fundamental rethinking about our relation to animals. Animal Geographies explores the diverse ways in which animals shape the formation of human identity, looking, for example, at the racialization and gendering of animal images. From questions of identity and subjectivity, it moves to consideration of the places where people and animals confront the realities of coexistence on an everyday basis. It then examines the ways in which animals figure in the ongoing globalization of production and mass consumption, and finally, takes up legal and ethical approaches to human-animal relations. Animal Geographies compels a profound rethinking of the history of our relations with animals and offers a series of proposals for reconstituting this relationship on a progressive basis.

After the Grizzly

Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California


Author: Peter S. Alagona

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954416

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 7644

Thoroughly researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly traces the history of endangered species and habitat in California, from the time of the Gold Rush to the present. Peter S. Alagona shows how scientists and conservationists came to view the fates of endangered species as inextricable from ecological conditions and human activities in the places where those species lived. Focusing on the stories of four high-profile endangered species—the California condor, desert tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin kit fox—Alagona offers an absorbing account of how Americans developed a political system capable of producing and sustaining debates in which imperiled species serve as proxies for broader conflicts about the politics of place. The challenge for conservationists in the twenty-first century, this book claims, will be to redefine habitat conservation beyond protected wildlands to build more diverse and sustainable landscapes.

Yellowstone Wolves

A Chronicle of the Animal, the People, and the Politics


Author: Cat Urbigkit

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923700

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 1713

This is a biography of Wilson Alwyn Bentley, the farmer from Jericho, Vermont, who took over five thousand photomicrographs of ice, dew, frost, and -- especially -- snow crystals. Although his photographs were taken between 1885 and 1931, they have never been equalled and are in great demand today. Bentley's story is one of courage and persistence against tremendous odds. He taught himself how to photograph snow crystals through a microscope while still in his teens and then pursued his obsession for years before having the beauty and scientific value of his work recognised by others. 'The Snowflake Man' lays open the life of a simple, self-educated, sensitive man who pursued natural beauty with microscope and camera for nearly fifty years. The book contains 30 black and white photographs.

Critical Animal Geographies

Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World


Author: Kathryn Gillespie,Rosemary-Claire Collard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317649273

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 8360

Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounter. It works toward a more radical politics and theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

Making a Killing

The Political Economy of Animal Rights


Author: Bob Torres

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1904859674

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 3739

Using Marxism, anarchism, and social ecology to explore domination, power, and hierarchy, the author criticizes the use and abuse of animals in capitalist society and argues for the abolition of animal involvement in industry and as a human food source.

The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal


Author: Henry Nicholls

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987581

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9040

Learn how the extraordinary impact of the panda—from obscurity to fame—is also the story of China’s transition from shy beginnings to center stage. Giant pandas have been causing a stir ever since their formal scientific discovery just over 140 years ago. Yet in spite of humankind’s evident obsession with the giant panda, it is only in the last few decades that scientific research has begun to show us what this mysterious, frequently misunderstood creature is really like. Henry Nicholls uses the rich and curious history of the giant panda to do several things: to ponder our changing attitudes toward the natural world; to offer a compelling history of the conservation movement; and to chart the rise of modern China on its journey to become the self-sufficient, twenty-first-century superpower it is today.

Wildlife in the Anthropocene

Conservation After Nature


Author: Jamie Lorimer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816681075

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 599

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange to be human, too captive to truly be wild, but too wild to be domesticated--where do elephants fall in our understanding of nature? In Wildlife in the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer argues that the idea of nature as a pure and timeless place characterized by the absence of humans has come to an end. But life goes on. Wildlife inhabits everywhere and is on the move; Lorimer proposes the concept of wildlife as a replacement for nature. Offering a thorough appraisal of the Anthropocene--an era in which human actions affect and influence all life and all systems on our planet-- Lorimer unpacks its implications for changing definitions of nature and the politics of wildlife conservation. Wildlife in the Anthropocene examines rewilding, the impacts of wildlife films, human relationships with charismatic species, and urban wildlife. Analyzing scientific papers, policy documents, and popular media, as well as a decade of fieldwork, Lorimer explores the new interconnections between science, politics, and neoliberal capitalism that the Anthropocene demands of wildlife conservation. Imagining conservation in a world where humans are geological actors entangled within and responsible for powerful, unstable, and unpredictable planetary forces, this work nurtures a future environmentalism that is more hopeful and democratic.

The Politics of Jesus

Vicit Agnus Noster


Author: John Howard Yoder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780853646204

Category: Bible

Page: 257

View: 1417

Using the text of the New Testament, this engaging study criticallyexamines the traditional portrait of Jesus as an apolitical figure and clarifies the true impact of Jesus' life, work, and teachings on his disciples' social behavior. This second edition is updated and expanded. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Making Environmental Law: The Politics of Protecting the Earth

The Politics of Protecting the Earth


Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339363X

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 7442

From Eisenhower to Obama, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the policies Congress and the president have proposed and passed to protect the environment over time. • Tables summarize key legislative acts • Index of all bills listed in the text • An appendix with a timeline of important dates in the history of environmental law

Political Animals and Animal Politics


Author: Marcel Wissenburg,David Schlosberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349683086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

View: 5590

While much has been written on environmental politics on the one hand, and animal ethics and welfare on the other, animal politics is underexamined. There are key political implications in the increase of animal protection laws, the rights of nature, and political parties dedicated to animals.

Credit the Crocodile

A Tale of Survival in the African Wild


Author: Godfrey Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780935047899


Page: N.A

View: 538

This is the story of how two tennagers - with the helps of a few crocodiles triumph over the politics of the African wild. Two idealistic American boys, on a gap year trip to South Africa, are left late at night, alone, deep in the bush, and surrounded by the incessant noises of the wilderness. They have no idea what they need to do to get through this terrible ordeal. The boys had been organizing a demonstration to free crocodiles from the captivity of being raised on a farm. But the demonstration was illegal and a judge sentenced them to spend two weeks in the bush to experience life as both prey and predator, just as the freed crocodiles would have to do. Their predicament draws the attention of Credit, the dominant crocodile of the farms bask. Years before, he had been secretly adopted by a son of the farms owners. Before he outgrew his under-the-bed nest, he came to understand English from conversations his master directed at him. Credit and his friends decide to protect the boys while they are among Africas most fearsome wildlife. The crocodiles want the boys to carry a message back to the United States that concern for human and animal populations living together in Africa is primarily an African responsibility. While in the wild together, the boys and the crocodiles form a surprising bond that promises to change how Westerners deal with African wildlife far into the future.


Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez


Author: Brooke Bessesen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610919319

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 2812

In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal. Vaquita have been in decline for decades, dying in illegal gillnets intended for a giant fish, totoaba. Author Brooke Bessesen takes us to the Upper Gulf region in search of answers to a heart-wrenching dilemma. When diplomatic efforts to save the porpoise failed, Bessesen followed a scientific team in a binational effort to capture remaining vaquita and breed them in captivity--the only hope for their survival. In this fast-paced, soul-searing tale, she learned that there are no easy answers when extinction is profitable.