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The Vicuña

The Theory and Practice of Community Based Wildlife Management

Editors: Gordon, Iain (Ed.)

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The vicuña has been one of the few success stories of wildlife conservation. Increasing populations are, however, raising new challenges for effective management as emphasis shifts from protection to allow sustainable use. Internationally, policy development has followed the community-based conservation paradigm, which holds that economic benefits from wildlife management practices bring greater commitment on the part of local communities to protect both the species and its habitat. In this book we argue that sustainability is not guaranteed by sustainable use, and that both education and regulation are required to prevent the proliferation of unsustainable practices. Community wildlife management does not replace conservation, but it does fundamentally alter the nature of the task that conservation agencies face.

About the authors

Iain Gordon leads the Healthy Terrestrial Ecosystems Theme in CSIRO’s Sustainable Ecosystems Division; he is based in Townsville and is heads up CSIRO’s Davies Laboratory (over 85 staff and students) that focuses on a whole-of-systems approach to natural resource management in the tropics of northern Australia. Iain holds professorships at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, James Cook University, University of Queensland and the University of Aberdeen. Iain has a BSc Hons in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen, a PhD from Cambridge and has spent over 25 years working on the impact of agriculture on ecosystems and biodiversity in Europe and Australia. He has also led a number of multidisciplinary projects on community-based wildlife management in Asia, Africa and South America. Currently Iain sits on the editorial boards for 6 international scientific journals and is on the scientific advisory committees for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Australian Wet Tropics Management Authority. His published works include over 150 refereed publications and book chapters. His work has been cited over 2500 times at an average of over 105 times per year. Springer has recently published a book he edited on the ecology of large mammalian herbivores and how this will be affected by climate change.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-09476-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09475-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3483-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vicuña
Book Subtitle
The Theory and Practice of Community Based Wildlife Management
Editors
  • Iain Gordon
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09476-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09476-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09475-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3483-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 256
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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