Beaver Protection, Management, and Utilization in Europe and North America

Editors: Busher, Peter E., Dzieciolowski, Ryszard M. (Eds.)

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By the end of the 19th century both beaver species had been extirpated from large portions of their native ranges. The global decline in beaver populations was the direct re­ sult of exploitation by humans. Now, at the end of the 20th century, protection, manage­ ment, and reintroduction programs, coupled with a decline in the demand for beaver fur and other products, have allowed beaver populations to increase dramatically. Since bea­ vers actively modify their local environment their activities can conflict with human land use. Because of this, the beaver, once considered a unique and exotic component of wet­ lands, is now often considered a nuisance species. The history, as well as the current status, of beaver populations in Europe and North America provide insight into how con­ servation programs work, and into how humans and wildlife interact. The initial plenary lecture of the Euro-American Mammal Congress (July, 1998) was presented by Dr. Michael L. Rosenzweig, a professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Rosenzweig discussed how humans have used and continue to use natural resources, in­ cluding wildlife and wildland. He provided evidence indicating that the current model of reservation conservation could not provide a long-term solution to the human-wild­ life/wildland conflict. Dr. Rosenzweig emphasized that what is required is a move away from purely exploitive activities (I would call this exploitive ecology) and the develop­ ment of a reconciliation ecology with wildlife.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Beaver Management and Utilization in Scandinavia

    Hartman, Göran

    Pages 1-6

  • Management of the North American Beaver (Castor Canadensis) on the South-Savo Game Management District, Finland (1983–1997)

    Härkönen, Sauli

    Pages 7-14

  • Reintroduction of the Beaver, Castor Fiber, in the Netherlands

    Dijkstra, Vilmar A. A.

    Pages 15-16

  • The Beaver in Russia and Adjoining Countries

    Saveljev, Alexander P. (et al.)

    Pages 17-24

  • Beaver Management in the Baltic States

    Balodis, Martins (et al.)

    Pages 25-29

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beaver Protection, Management, and Utilization in Europe and North America
Editors
  • Peter E. Busher
  • Ryszard M. Dzieciolowski
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4781-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4781-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46121-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7165-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 182
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