Wolves hold an almost mythical status in the cultural history of Europe and North America. For hundreds of years, they have been the subject of fairy tales and other lore, embodying mystery, cunning, and sometimes threat. People are drawn to their beauty, intrigued by their behaviours. Yet for those who live in close proximity to wolves, coexistence is fraught with many serious issues. Wolf management is an excellent model of human-nature interaction and the challenges that come along with it. A New Era for Wolves and People analyzes the crucial relationship between human ethics, attitudes, and policy and the management of wolf populations in Europe and North America. The contributors to this volume assert that these human dimensions affect wolf survival just as much, if not more, than the physical environment. Contributors include recognized scientists and other wolf experts who introduce new and sometimes controversial findings. A New Era for Wolves and People includes colour photographs by David C. Olson and drawings by wildlife artist Susan Shimeld. With Contributions By: Ed Bangs Alistair J. Bath Marc Bekoff Dean E.
Beyer, Jr Paolo Biucci Juan Carlos Blanco Luigi Boitani Yolanda Cortes John Erb Camilla H. Fox James H. Hammill Mike Jimenez Randle L. Jurewicz Curt Mack Steve Nadeau Brian Roell Carolyn Sime Suzanne A. Stone Denise Taylor Timothy R. Van Deelen David A. Weitz Jane E. Wiedenhoeft Adrian P Wydeven
Luigi Boitani is the head of the Department of Animal and Human Biology at the University of Rome and a leading authority on wolves. He has conducted an extended series of research and conservation projects on the Italian wolf population, which has recovered dramatically in the last thirty years. He has authored more than two hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications and eight books. Marco Musiani is an associate professor of landscape ecology at the University of Calgary and is also affiliated with the University of Montana. He was born in Rome, the city of the famous she-wolf, and has conducted research and published internationally on wolf management. Currently, his research focuses on genetics and movements of wolves and other large mammals in Canada and the United States. Paul Paquet is an adjunct professor with the faculties of Biology and Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Dr. Paquet has studied wolves for more than thirty-five years and is considered an authority on carnivore ecology with international research experience. He has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Paquet serves on various international government and NGO advisory committees and was the founder and director of the Central Rockies Wolf Project in Canmore, Alberta.
Introduction; Wolf Management Across Europe: Species Conservation without Boundaries; Ecological & Social Constraints of Wolf Recovery in Spain; Gray Wolf Conservation in the Great Lakes Region of the United States; The Art of Wolf Restoration in the Northwestern United States: Where to Now?; Ethical Reflections on Wolf Recovery & Conservation: A Practical Approach for Making Room for Wolves; Compensation & Non-Lethal Deterrent Programs: Building Tolerance for Wolf Restoration in the Rockies; Education as a Conservation Strategy: Exploring Perspective Transformation; Working with People to Achieve Wolf Conservation in Europe & North America; Index.
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