Examines the controversial position of commercial utilisation in relation to wildlife conservation. Production of large mammals has earned respectability as an agricultural strategy and its evaluation has been listed as a priority requirement in the World Conservation Strategy. However, many authorities question whether wildlife production is a viable economic and environmental strategy, and suggest that it runs counter to its claimed purpose. This book evaluates this controversy by chronicling the changing role of wildlife and by reflecting on the implications of these trends. The book should be of interest to people both applauding and deploring the use of wildlife in this economic role.
Reissue of a book first published in 1989.
Contributors; Preface; Approximate currency conversions; Part I. Introduction Robert J. Hudson: 1. History and technology Robert J. Hudson; 2. International trade Richard A. Luxmoore; Part II. Subsistence Hunting David R. Klein: 3. Non-agricultural management of plants and animals: alternative burning strategies in Northern Australia Henry T. Lewis; 4. Small-scale hunting economies in the tropics Stuart A. Marks; 5. Northern subsistence hunting economies David R. Klein; Part III. Recreational and Commercial Hunting Robert J. Hudson and David H. M. Cumming: 6. Sport hunting in continental Europe A. B. Bubenik; 7. Sport hunting in North America C. Harvey Payne; 8. Commercial and safari hunting in Zimbabwe David H. M. Cumming; 9. Commercial hunting in the Soviet Union V. E. Sokolov and N. L. Lebedeva; Part IV. Herding: 10. Reindeer husbandry in the Soviet Union L. M. Baskin; 11. Reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia Sven Skjenneberg; 12. Reindeer husbandry in North America George W. Scotter; Part V. Extensive Containment Systems: Game Ranching Neil Fairall: 13. Game production in western Canada Lyle A. Renecker, Charles B. Blyth and Cormack C. Gates; 14. Ranching native and exotic ungulates in the United States Terence P. Yorks; 15. Game ranching in southern Africa John D. Skinner; Part VI. Intensive Containment Systems: Game Farming K. R. Drew: 16. Deer farming in Oceania P. F. Fennessy and P. G. Taylor; 17. Deer farming in Europe T. John Fletcher; 18. Deer farming in Asia K. R. Drew, Q. Bai and E. V. Fadeev; 19. Bison farming in North America Alex W. L. Hawley; Part VII. Experimental Systems J. Brad Stelfox: 20. Moose husbandry E. E. Syroechkovsky, E. V. Rogacheva and Lyle A. Renecker; 21. Qiviut production from muskoxen Robert G. White, B. Ann Tiplady and Pam Groves; 22. Musk production from musk deer Michael J. B. Green; Part VIII. Environmental and Socioeconomic Implications Richard A. Luxmoore: 23. Impact on conservation Richard A. Luxmoore; 24. Socioeconomic prospects and design constraints Robert J. Hudson and V. V. Dezhkin; 25. Appropriate technology for rural development Archie S. Mossman; Index.
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