Conservation of Exploited Species

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The use of wildlife for food and other human needs poses one of the greatest threats to the conservation of biodiversity. Wildlife exploitation is also critically important to many people from a variety of cultures for subsistence and commerce. This book brings together international experts to examine interactions between the biology of wildlife and the divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife. Reviews of theory show how sustainable exploitation is tied to the study of population dynamics, with direct links to reproductive rates, life histories, behaviour and ecology. As such theory is rarely put into practice to achieve sustainable use and effective conservation, Conservation of Exploited Species explores the many reasons for this failure and considers remedies to tackle them, including scientific issues such as how to incorporate uncertainty into estimations, as well as social and political problems that stem from conflicting goals in exploitation.

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert M. May
Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Exploitation as a conservation issue Georgina M. Mace and John D. Reynolds
2. Can we exploit sustainably? Donald Ludwig
Part II. Population-based Approaches: 3. The gospel of maximum sustainable yield in fisheries management: birth, crucifixion and reincarnation André
E. Punt and Anthony D. M. Smith
4. Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populations Russell Lande, Bernt-Erik Sæ
ther and Steinar Engen
5. The exploitation of spatially structured populations E. J. Milner-Gulland
6. The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world: novel methods and the failure of traditional techniques Paul R. Wade
Part III. Taxonomic Comparisons: 7. Life histories of fishes and population responses to exploitation John D. Reynolds, Simon Jennings and Nicholas K. Dulvy
8. Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to exploitation Andy Purvis
9. Trade of live wild birds: potentials, principles, and practices of sustainable use Steven R. Beissinger
10. Game vertebrate extraction in African and Neotropical forests: an intercontinental comparison John E. Fa and Carlos A. Peres
11. Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited species Charles M. Peters
Part IV. From Individuals to Communities: 12. The role of behaviour in studying sustainable exploitation William J. Sutherland and Jennifer A. Gill
13. The Allee effect: a barrier to recovery by exploited species Christopher W. Petersen and Don R. Levitan
14. Life histories and sustainable harvesting Hanna Kokko, Jan Lindströ
m and Esa Ranta
15. Phenotypic and genetic changes due to selective exploitation Richard Law
16. An ecosystem perspective on conserving targeted and non-targeted species Michel J. Kaiser and Simon Jennings
17. The half-empty forest: sustainable use and the ecology of interactions Kent H. Redford and Peter Feinsinger
Part V. Conservation Meets Sustainable Use: 18. Sustainable use and pest control in conservation: kangaroos as a case study Gordon C. Grigg and Anthony R. Pople
19. Conservation and resource use in arctic ecosytems Anne Gunn
20. Conservation out of exploitation: a silk purse from a sow's ear? Jon Hutton and Barney Dickson
21. Getting the biology right in a political sort of way Steven Sanderson
Part VI. Final Thoughts: 22. Using 'sustainable use' approaches to conserve exploited populations John G. Robinson.

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