512 pages, B/w photos, figs
Examines the prominent species recovery programmes in the United States and explores and analyses their successes and failures in order to develop more effective strategies. Although the case studies are from the US the practical ideas which this book generates would aid endangered species policy implementation the world over.
While conservationists have finally twigged to the truth that carnivore conservation is more about understanding human values and behaviors than it is about the science of carnivores, most remain terminally perplexed when it comes to actually grappling with the 'human' side of the equation. In Coexisting with Large Carnivores, Tim Clark and his colleagues provide a urgently needed map to the tangled, fiercely contested sociopolitical topography of carnivore policy and management. In itself, this is of great value, but the authors go even further by providing a set of robust tools - contextual problem-orientation, practice-based conservation, and collaborative process - to help people of good will find common ground and forge democratic solutions to the tough problems that challenge us all. --Bart Robinson
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