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?

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eBook 154,69 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0901-4
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Softcover 194,38 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9900-9
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  • 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
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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