Conservation of Exploited Species
John D. Reynolds, Georgina M. Mace, Kent H. Redford, John G. Robinson
Cambridge University Press, Oct 18, 2001 - Nature - 524 pages
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.
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Exploitation as a conservation issue
Can we exploit sustainably?
The gospel of maximum sustainable yield in fisheries management birth crucifixion and reincarnation
Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populations
The exploitation of spatially structured populations
The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world novel methods and the failure of traditional techniques
Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to exploitation
The Allee effect a barrier to recovery by exploited species
Life histories and sustainable harvesting
Phenotypic and genetic changes due to selective exploitation
An ecosystem perspective on conserving targeted and nontargeted species
Trade of live wild birds potentials principles and practices of sustainable use
Game vertebrate extraction in African and Neotropical forests an intercontinental comparison
Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited species
From individuals to communities
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