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Wildlife Issues in a Changing World

By: Michael P Moulton and James Sanderson

500 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 2 | #84938 | ISBN: 1566703514
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NHBS Price: £38.99 $48/€44 approx

About this book

The conflict between `progress' and conservation is not likely to end anytime soon. In Zaire, poachers are systematically killing the last of the white rhinos. In Uganda, unprecendented numbers of gorillas are being shot daily. Even in the US hundreds of dead manatees have washed up on the shores of southwest Florida, and nobody knows why. This book analyzes our existing wildlife problems and examines bold new solutions to solving them. Among the main issues which are explored: wildlife laws; the definition of wildlife; genetic diversity; biodiversity; extinctions; and hunting and harvesting. Throughout classical scientific methodology helps put these issues are put into focus. Useful for students. This second edition has been re-organized to add focus on `The Evil Quartet' - the four principal causes of extinction - and new chapters on `A History of Wildlife in the U.S.' and `Can Humans Manage Wildlife?'


Wildlife laws * Examples of wildlife issues * What is wildlife?- Genetic diversity * Origin and distribution of biodiversity * The Evil Quartet: overexploitation, habitat fragmentation and destruction, introduced species, chains of extinction * Harvesting of wildlife * A history of wildlife in the U.S., Parts I and II * National and international Issues. More international issues. An in-depth study of Irian Jaya. An in-depth case study of gorillas. Can humans manage wildlife? Novel solutions.

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