Fencing for Conservation

Restriction of Evolutionary Potential or a Riposte to Threatening Processes?

Editors: Somers, Michael J., Hayward, Matthew (Eds.)

  • An evaluation of the positives and negatives of fencing in conservation and wildlife management
  • Includes case studies from around the world
  • This book will look at the positives and negatives of fencing
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The conflict between increasing human population and biodiversity conservation is one of the IUCN’s key threatening processes. Conservation planning has received a great deal of coverage and research as a way of conserving biodiversity yet, while theoretically successful, it has never been tested. Simple lines on maps to illustrate conservation areas are unlikely to be successful in the light of human encroachment. It may be that some form of overt display is necessary to ensure the protection of reserves. This may be signage, presence of guards/rangers or physical fencing structures. The need for some form of barrier goes beyond restricting human access. The megafauna of Africa pose a genuine threat to human survival. In southern Africa, fences keep animals in and protect the abutting human population. Elsewhere, fencing is not considered important or viable. Where poverty is rife, it won’t take much to tip the balance from beneficial conservation areas to troublesome repositories of crop-raiders, diseases and killers. Conversely, in New Zealand fences are used to keep animals out. Introduced species have decimated New Zealand’s endemic birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and several sites have been entirely encapsulated in mouse-proof fencing to ensure their protection. Australia faces the same problems as New Zealand, however surrounds its national parks with cattle fences. Foxes and cats are free to enter and leave at will, resulting in rapid recolonisation following poisoning campaigns. How long will these poison campaigns work before tolerance, aversion or resistance evolves in the introduced predator populations?

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Fencing for Conservation

    Hayward, Matthew W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Perspectives on Fencing for Conservation Based on Four Case Studies: Marsupial Conservation in Australian Forests; Bushmeat Hunting in South Africa; Large Predator Reintroduction in South Africa; and Large Mammal Conservation in Poland

    Hayward, Matthew W.

    Pages 7-20

  • The Relative Merits of Predator-Exclusion Fencing and Repeated Fox Baiting for Protection of Native Fauna: Five Case Studies from Western Australia

    Tores, Paul J. (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Fences or Ferals? Benefits and Costs of Conservation Fencing in Australia

    Dickman, Chris R.

    Pages 43-63

  • The Use and Potential of Pest-Proof Fencing for Ecosystem Restoration and Fauna Conservation in New Zealand

    Burns, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 65-90

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0901-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9900-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fencing for Conservation
Book Subtitle
Restriction of Evolutionary Potential or a Riposte to Threatening Processes?
Editors
  • Michael J. Somers
  • Matthew Hayward
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0902-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0902-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0901-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9900-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 320
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