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Forest wildlife conservation is critically required in many parts of the world today. This book presents a merger between the elements of wildlife conservation and habitat conservation, and explains how these disciplines can be used to promote the conservation of vertebrates in forests around the world.
Part I - Prevailing contrasts in the status of forested biodiversity: The importance of disturbance and land-use history in New England: Implications for forested landscapes and wildlife conservation; Changes in global forest distribution; The status of forested wetlands and waterbird conservation in North and Central America; Modern forestry and the Capercaillie; Conservation of large forest carnivores. Part II - Habitat change and wildlife responses in forested landscapes: Status and conservation of raptors in forests of Canada and the United States; Bird community dynamics in boreal forests; The impact of forestry on ungulates in Japan; Effects of hurricanes on wildlife: Implications and strategies for management; Trends in the moose-forest system in Fennoscandia - with special reference to Sweden. Part III - Effective conservation tools and strategies: The ghost of forest past - natural disturbance regimes as a bases for reconstruction of biologically diverse forests in Europe; Conservation and management of Eucalypt forest vertebrates; The importance of forest for the world's migratory bird species; Wildlife habitat evolution in forest ecosystems: some examples from Canada and the United States; The spatial solution to conserving biodiversity in landscapes and regions; Ecosearch: a new paradigm for evaluating the utility of wildlife habitat; Modern approaches to mapping forest diversity. Concluding remarks. Index.