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Problematic Wildlife

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Editors: Angelici, Francesco M. (Ed.)

  • Analyzes the causes and patterns (geographic, taxonomic and trait) of the decline and extinction of terrestrial mammals
  • Contains case studies of species suffering from various anthropogenic threats and what the reader can learn from them
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the various cases in which wildlife may be considered problematic through papers authored by ecologists, specialists in socioeconomics, zoologists, biologists and engineers
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“It is devoted to a current and hot area in wildlife. … The book emerges as a keyhole for the greater door of wildlife management which can contribute to a better understanding. A book of this sort is recommended for wildlife and forestry students. It can also widen the perspective of policy makers on problematic species by paving a better way of sorting it.” (S. Suresh Ramanan and Anatoliy A. Khapugin, Nature Conservation Research, Vol. 2 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Problematic Wildlife at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: Introduction

    Angelici, Francesco Maria

    Pages 3-18

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  • Mammal Species Extinction and Decline: Some Current and Past Case Studies of the Detrimental Influence of Man

    Daleszczyk, Katarzyna (et al.)

    Pages 21-44

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  • The Decline in the Lion Population in Africa and Possible Mitigation Measures

    Trinkel, Martina (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

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  • Commodification of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug: Conservation Problem or Opportunity?

    Dixon, Andrew

    Pages 69-89

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  • Towards Extinction and Back: Decline and Recovery of Otter Populations in Italy

    Balestrieri, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 91-105

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Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22246-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22245-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Problematic Wildlife
Book Subtitle
A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Francesco M. Angelici
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22246-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22246-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22245-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 603
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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