Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators

Publication Year: 2009

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Hayward, Matt W.; Somers, Michael

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-517680-4

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Large predators are among the most threatened species on the planet and ways of conserving them in the face of increasing human populations and associated resource requirements are becoming critical. This book draws upon the experiences of some of the world’s foremost large carnivore specialists to discuss the numerous issues associated reintroducing large predators back into their natural habitats.

Reviews of internationally renowned reintroduction programs for wolves, European lynx and African wild dog reveal the successes and failures of these actions. Experts on tigers, snow leopards and jaguars contend that there are other conservation options of higher priority that will ensure their security in the long-term. Other experts discuss more theoretical aspects such as whether we know enough about these species to be able to predict their behavioural or ecological response to the reintroduction process. Social, economic, political and genetic considerations are also addressed.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Hayward, Matt W.; Somers, Michael
ISBN: 978-1-40-517680-4
Specialty:
Earth & Geological Sciences
Ecology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 480
Year: 2009

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