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Conservation and the Use of Wildlife Resources

Series: Conservation Biology Series (Chapman and Hall) Volume: 8

Edited By: M Bolton

278 pages, 7 col plates, b/w photos, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #52702 | ISBN: 0412713500
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About this book

Takes an ideologically neutral approach to the vexed question of utilisation of wildlife resources, arguing that whether such schemes are good, bad or mixed from a conservation viewpoint is dependent on local factors. Case studies include giant clams in the Solomon Islands and butterfly ranching in the South Pacific. |There are also reviews of utilisation practices involving crocodiles, grey partridge, birds of prey, primates in research, game ranching, deer management and the pet trade.


Part One: General issues. Review of wildlife uses and markets. Domestic and international trade, opportunities and constraints. Ethics and opinions. Part Two: Strategies and case studies. Giant clam project in the Solomon Islands. Butterfly ranching in the South Pacific. Crocodile ranching/farming. Game birds. Management of grey partridge. Birds of prey and modern falconry. Supplying primates for research. African game ranching. Deer management. Marine mammals as a case study. Wildlife and tourism. The pet trade. National policies on utilization.

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