Problematic Wildlife: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

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Francesco M. Angelici
Springer, Dec 18, 2015 - Science - 603 pages
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This book provides insight into the instances in which wildlife species can create problems. Some species trigger problems for human activities, but many others need humans to save them and to continue to exist. The text addresses issues faced by economists and politicians dealing with laws involving actions undertaken to resolve the problems of the interaction between humans and wildlife. Here, the words ‘problematic species’ are used in their broadest sense, as may be appreciated in the short introductions to the various sections. At times, the authors discuss special cases while always extending the discussion into a more general and broad vision. At others, they present real cutting-edge analysis of ecological topics and issues.

The book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and wildlife managers involved in research on wildlife, parks, and environmental management, as well as to government departments and agencies, NGOs and conservation wildlife organizations. Even those in contact with nature, such as hunters, herders, and farmers, will be able to find a great deal of important information. Specific case studies are selected from among the most significant and prevalent cases throughout the world.

A total of 26 papers have been selected for this book, written by zoologists, biologists and ecologists. Many have an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions by economists, criminologists, technical specialists, and engineers.

 

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Contents

Problematic Wildlife at the Beginning of the TwentyFirst Century Introduction
3
Extinct Species Species at Risk of Extinction and Declining Species Some Current and Past Case Studies Land Fragmentation and Habitat Degradation
19
References
20
Mammal Species Extinction and Decline Some Current and Past Case Studies of the Detrimental Influence of Man
21
The Decline in the Lion Population in Africa and Possible Mitigation Measures
45
Commodification of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Conservation Problem or Opportunity?
69
Towards Extinction and Back Decline and Recovery of Otter Populations in Italy
91
When Wildlife Creates Problems for the Environment and Human Activities General Features and Some Case Studies
107
Conservation of a New Flagship Species The Galápagos Pink Land Iguana Conolophus marthae Gentile and Snell 2009
315
Species that Are a Danger to Humans ManEating Wildlife etc
337
References
338
Money Myths and ManEaters Complexities of HumanWildlife Conflict
339
Predators That Kill Humans Myth Reality Context and the Politics of Wolf Attacks on People
357
The Aggressive Apes? Causes and Contexts of Great Ape Attacks on Local Persons
373
Promoting a Mobile Data Collection System to Improve HWC Incident Recording A Simple and Handy Solution for Controlling Problem Animals in...
395
Some Special Cases Wind Farms and Fauna BirdStrikes Electrocution etc
412

References
108
Problem Solving and DecisionMaking in Project Management of Problematic Wildlife A Review of Some Approaches and Conceptual Tools
109
Managing HumanElephant Conflict in Zimbabwe A Boundary Perspective Rather Than a Problematic Species Issue
123
A Review of Livestock Predation by Large Carnivores in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
143
Managing Problematic Species Case Studies from Protected Areas and Areas Subject to Other Kinds of Management Rural Forest Hunting and Urban ...
172
References
174
A Survey of Wildlife Damage Management Techniques Used by Wildlife Control Operators in Urbanized Environments in the USA
175
Fifteen Years of Rat Eradication on Italian Islands
205
Management of Wild Boar in Protected Areas The Case of Elba Island
229
Effects of the Recent World Invasion by RingNecked Parakeets Psittacula krameri
253
Genetic Contributions to the Management of Problematic Species
267
References
268
Temporal Genetic Monitoring of Declining and Invasive Wildlife Populations Current State and Future Directions
269
Fate of the Mongooses and the Genet Carnivora in Mediterranean Europe None Native All Invasive?
295
References
414
Impacts to Birds and Bats Due to Collisions and Electrocutions from Some Tall Structures in the United States Wires Towers Turbines and Solar Arra...
415
Conflict of Wings Birds Versus Aircraft
443
Approaches to Wildlife Management in Aviation
465
Conflicts Between Birds and OnShore Wind Farms
489
Bushmeat A Socioecological Problem The Overexploitation of Wildlife for Nutritional and Traditional Purposes World Animal Trade Extinction Ris...
505
References
506
Bushmeat and Emerging Infectious Diseases Lessons from Africa
507
Wildlife Trafficking in a Globalized World An Example of Motivations and Modus Operandi from a Norwegian Case Study
553
Hidden Species An Appropriate Scientific Approach to Cryptozoology
571
A Review of Cryptozoology Towards a Scientific Approach to the Study of Hidden Animals
573
Some Current and Past Case Studies of the Detrimental Influence of Man
588
Index
589
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Francesco M. Angelici, PhD, currently works in the areas of: Biology, behavioral ecology, fauna, zoogeography, and mammal systematic and conservation studies, particularly concerning carnivores, lagomorphs and ungulates. His other fields of research are: ornithology (the biology and ecology of Falconiformes, Passeriformes and Strigiformes) and herpetology (the ecology of snakes and their trophic relationship with mammals). He studies Italian and tropical fauna, with particular reference to the conservation of vertebrates. He also works in the areas of planning and environmental conservation. In particular, he has worked in the area of wildlife management at national parks, reserves and other protected areas in Italy and abroad. He currently works as a zoologist conservationist, with hunting management agencies. He is also a specialist in African savannah environments as well as desert and tropical rain forests.

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