People in Nature: Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America

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Kirsten M. Silvius, Richard E. Bodmer, José M. V. Fragoso
Columbia University Press, May 29, 2012 - Nature - 464 pages
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This book reviews wildlife management and conservation in Central and South America. The book discusses the threats to biodiversity in this area including habitat fragmentation, development, ranching, tourism as well as hunting. The book contains contributions from many local Latin American authors who work there daily and are exposed to the numerous and unique issues that need to be taken into account when talking about conservation in Central and South America.

Contributors:
abundance and spatial distribution of Orinoco Crocodiles in the Cojedes River sy; Amazonas, Brazil, Augusto Fachin Teran, Richard C. Vogt, and John B. Thorbjarnar; Amazonas, BrazilJoão Paulo Viana, José Maria B. Damasceno, Leandro Castello, Wi; Andrés J. Novaro; Bolivia, Andrew J. Noss and Michael Painter; brocket deer and cattle in the Pantanal, Brazil, Laurenz Pinder; Catherine T. Sahley, Jorge Torres Vargas and Jesús Sánchez Valdivia; Cécile Richard-Hansen and Eric Hansen; Chocó, Colombia, Astrid Ulloa, Claudia Campos, and Heidi Rubio-Torgler; Fishing Effort and Fish Consumption in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and i; José A. González; José M. V. Fragoso, Richard E. Bodmer and Kirsten M. Silvius; Kirsten M. Silvius; Laury Cullen Jr., Richard E. Bodmer, Claudio Valladares-Pádua, and Jonathan D. B; Mexico, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Jorge E. Bolaños, Michelle M. Guerra, and Richard E.; overhunting or epidemic?, José M. V. Fragoso; Pablo E. Puertas and Richard E. Bodmer; Peter G. Crawshaw Jr., Jan K. Mähler, Cibele Indrusiak, Sandra M.C. Cavalcanti, ; Richard Bodmer, and Eterzit Pezo Lozano and Tula G. Fang; Richard E. Bodmer and John G. Robinson; Rondônia, Brazil, Rosa M. Lemos de Sá; Sergio Nogueira-Filho and Selene Siqueira da Cunha Nogueira; Wendy R. Townsend; William G. R. Crampton, João Paulo Viana, Leandro Castello and José María B. Dam; William G. R. Crampton, Leandro Castello and João Paulo Viana
 

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Contents

MULTIPLE PRESSURES AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
1
PART I Local Peoples and Community Management
9
PART II Economic Considerations
137
PART III Fragmentation and Other Nonharvest Human Impacts
209
PART IV Hunting ImpactsBiological Basis and Rationale for Sustainability
297
Bibliography
411
Index
447
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Kirsten M. Silvius and José M. V. Fragoso are professors in the Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York. Richard E. Bodmer is a professor at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.


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