Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (Conservation Science and Practice)

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (Conservation Science and Practice)

By: Richard Kock (editor), James Deutsch (editor), Johan T. Du Toit (editor)Hardback

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Rangeland ecosystems which include unimproved grasslands, shrublands, savannas and semi-deserts, support half of the world's livestock, while also providing habitats for some of the most charismatic of wildlife species. This book examines the pressures on rangeland ecosystems worldwide from human land use, over-hunting, and subsistence and commercial farming of livestock and crops. Leading experts have pooled their experiences from all continents to cover the ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management today. This book provides practitioners and students of rangeland management and wildland conservation with a diversity of perspectives on a central question: can rangelands be wildlands? * The first book to examine rangelands from a conservation perspective* Emphasizes the balance between the needs of people and livestock, and wildlife* Written by an international team of experts covering all geographical regions* Examines ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management and wildland conservation, providing a diversity of perspectives not seen before in a single volume

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About Author

Johan T. du Toit is a professor at Utah State University, where he is the Head of the Department of Wildland Resources. He is especially interested in the ecology of large mammals and the conservation of terrestrial ecosystems through the fusion of science and management.

Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xv

Foreword by Anthony R.E. Sinclair and George B. Schaller xix

1. Introduction: A Review of Rangeland Conservation Issues in an Uncertain Future 1 Monica L. Wrobel and Kent H. Redford

Part I Thematic Reviews 13

2. Riding the Rangelands Piggyback: A Resilience Approach to Conservation Management 15 Brian Walker

3. Addressing the Mismatches between Livestock Production and Wildlife Conservation across Spatio-temporal Scales and Institutional Levels 30 Johan T. du Toit

4. Rangeland Conservation and Shrub Encroachment: New Perspectives on an Old Problem 53 Steven R. Archer

5. Health and Disease in Wild Rangelands 98 Richard Kock, Mike Kock, Sarah Cleaveland and Gavin Thomson

6. Contemporary Views of Human Carnivore Conflicts on Wild Rangelands 129 Alexandra Zimmermann, Nick Baker, Chloe Inskip, John D.C. Linnell, Silvio Marchini, John Odden, Gregory Rasmussen and Adrian Treves

7. Financial Incentives for Rangeland Conservation: Addressing the Show-Us-the-Money Challenge 152 Ray Victurine and Charles Curtin

Part II Case Studies 189

8. Biodiversity Conservation in Australian Tropical Rangelands 191 Stephen T. Garnett, John C.Z. Woinarski, Gabriel M. Crowley and Alex S. Kutt

9. Livestock Grazing and Wildlife Conservation in the American West: Historical, Policy and Conservation Biology Perspectives 235 Thomas L. Fleischner

10. GuanacoManagement inPatagonianRangelands:AConservation Opportunity on the Brink of Collapse 266 Ricardo Baldi, Andres Novaro, Martin Funes, SusanWalker, Pablo Ferrando, Mauricio Failla and Pablo Carmanchahi

11. Multiple Use of Trans-Himalayan Rangelands: Reconciling Human Livelihoods withWildlife Conservation 291 CharuduttMishra, Sumanta Bagchi, Tsewang Namgail and Yash Veer Bhatnagar

12. Herders and Hunters in a Transitional Economy: TheChallenge of Wildlife and Rangeland Management in Post-socialist Mongolia 312 Katie M. Scharf, Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez, Batjav Batbuyan and Sumiya Enkhbold

13. Social and Economic Challenges for Conservation in East African Rangelands: Land use, Livelihoods and Wildlife Change in Maasailand 340 Katherine Homewood and D. Michael Thompson

14. The Future for Wildlife on Kenya s Rangelands: An Economic Perspective 367 Michael Norton-Griffiths and Mohammed Y. Said

15. Synthesis: Local and Global Solutions to the Challenge of Keeping Rangelands Wild 393 James C. Deutsch

Index 403

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405194884
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781405194884
  • weight: 968
  • ISBN10: 140519488X

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