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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Bears, Raccoons & Pandas (Ursidae - Ailuridae)

Bears of the World Ecology, Conservation and Management

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By: Vincenzo Penteriani(Editor), Mario Melletti(Editor), Tim Clutton-Brock(Foreword By)
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About this book

Bears have fascinated people since ancient times. The relationship between bears and humans dates back thousands of years, during which time we have also competed with bears for shelter and food. In modern times, bears have come under pressure through encroachment on their habitats, climate change, and illegal trade in their body parts, including the Asian bile bear market. The IUCN lists six bears as vulnerable or endangered, and even the least concern species, such as the brown bear, are at risk of extirpation in certain countries. The poaching and international trade of these most threatened populations are prohibited, but still ongoing. Covering all bears species worldwide, this beautifully illustrated volume brings together the contributions of 200 international bear experts on the ecology, conservation status, and management of the Ursidae family. It reveals the fascinating long history of interactions between humans and bears and the threats affecting these charismatic species.

Contents

Part I. Systematic, Ecology and Behaviour:
1. Systematic, evolution and genetic of bears
2. Mating strategies
3. Interspecific interactions between brown bears, ungulates and other large carnivores
4. Interspecific competition among bears in the tropics
5. Remarkable adaptations of the American black bear help explain why it is the most common bear: Long-term study from the centre of its range

Part II. Species accounts:
6. Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
7. Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
8. Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)
9. Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)
10. Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)
11. American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
12. Brown Bear (Ursus arctos Eurasia)
13. Brown Bear (Ursus arctos North America)
14. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

Part III. Human – Bear Coexistence:
15. Conflicts related to bear conservation at the beginning of the XXI century: Patterns, determinants and mitigation measures
16. How to manage human-bear conflicts in less developed countries
17. Patterns of bear attacks on humans, factors triggering risky scenarios and how to reduce them
18. Effects of human disturbance on brown bear behavior
19. Bears in human-dominated landscapes: The case studies of the Cantabrian, Apennine and Pindos Mountains

Part IV. Conservation and Management:
20. Conservation and management of bears
21. How is climate change affecting polar bears and giant pandas?
22. Managing for inter-population connectivity of the world's bear species
23. Ex-situ conservation of bears: Roles, status and management
24. Brown bear biology and management in the human biosphere:  A challenge in Hokkaido, Japan
25. Potential ecological corridors for remnant Asiatic black bear populations and its subpopulations linked to management units in Japan
26. Captive bears in Asia: Implications for animal welfare and conservation
27. Human dimensions of Asiatic black bear management in Japan
28. Ecological and social dimensions of sloth bear conservation in Sri Lanka

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Biography

Vincenzo Penteriani is a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Senior Editor of Animal Conservation, Associate Editor of Ursus, and is leading the Cantabrian Brown Bear Research Group at the Research Unit of Biodiversity (UMIB), Spain. His current research focuses on the ecology and behaviour of brown bears in human-modified landscapes, as well as on large carnivore attacks on humans.

Mario Melletti is an independent researcher and member of the African Buffalo Initiative Group, and the Wild Pig Specialist Group, which are part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN SSC). He has contributed to several projects and surveys on both mammals and birds in Africa and Europe. He has edited two books with Cambridge University Press: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle (2014) and Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries (2017).


Contributors:
- Andrew C. Kitchener
- Eva Bellemain
- Alexander Kopatz
- Xiang Ding
- Verena E. Kutschera
- Axel Janke
- Valentina Salomashkina
- Manuel Ruiz-García
- Tabitha Graves
- Lars Werdelin Yiling Hou
- Sam M.J.G. Steyaert
- Andreas Zedrosser
- Alberto Fernández-Gil
- Andrés Ordiz
- Miguel Delibes
- Bruce N. McLellan
- Jon E. Swenson
- Brian Crudge
- Shinsuke Koike
- Melanie Clapham
- Eva Filipczykova
- Ron Swaisgood
- Andrew E. Derocher
- Martin Leclerc
- Thomas Spady
- Trishna Dutta
- Sandeep Sharma
- Shyamala Ratnayeke
- Miha Krofel
- Cyril Milleret
- Aimee Tallian
- Ole-Gunnar Støen
- Jonas Kindberg
- Therese Ramberg Sivertsen
- Håkan Sand
- Petter Wabakken
- Rob Steinmetz
- Dave Garshelis
- Dusit Ngoprasert
- Anwaruddin Choudhury
- Karen V. Noyce
- Mark A. Ditmer
- Pamela L. Coy
- Andrew N. Tri
- Timothy G. Laske
- Paul A. Iaizzo
- Fuwen Wei
- Dihua Li
- Vanessa Hull
- Jindong Zhang
- William J. McShea
- Megan A. Owen
- Zejun Zhang
- Zhang Hemin
- Marc Valitutto
- David Wildt
- Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond
- Jenny Santiestevan
- Ximena Velez-Liendo
- Armando Castellanos
- Andrés Laguna
- Santiago Espinosa
- Dave Jackson
- Lorraine Scotson
- Wai Ming Wong
- Cheryl Frederick
- Kirsty Officer
- Harendra Singh Bargali
- Naim Akhtar
- Karine E. Pigeon
- Thomas Sharp
- Kajal K. Jadav
- Toshio Tsubota
- Yonten Jamtsho
- Sangay Wangchuk
- Chinatsu Kozakai
- Koji Yamazaki
- Ivan Seryodkin
- Sheng Li
- Joseph D. Clark
- Michael R. Pelton
- Bruce D. Leopold
- Jon P. Beckmann
- Mark S. Boyce
- Anne Loosen
- Klemen Jerina
- Djuro Huber
- Ilpo Kojola
- Nuria Selva
- Vincenzo Penteriani
- Josip Kusak
- Alexandros A. Karamanlidis
- Paolo Ciucci
- Pierre-Yves Quenette
- Tsutomu Mano
- Konstantin F. Tirronen
- Pjotr I. Danilov
- Leonid Baskin
- Jamshid Parchizadeh
- Mario Melletti
- Santiago Palazón
- Claudio Groff
- Giorgos Mertzanis
- Hüseyin Ambarli
- Michaela Skuban
- Anne Hertel
- Alina L. Evans
- Marcus Elfström
- Jon Martin Arnemo
- Agnieszka Sergiel
- Mark A. Haroldson
- Kerry A. Gunther
- Katherine C. Kendall
- Christopher Servheen
- Karyn D. Rode
- Sterling D. Miller
- Frank T. van Manen
- Michael F. Proctor
- Cecily C. Costello
- Gordon B. Stenhouse
- Dag Vongraven
- Stanislav E. Belikov
- Martyn Obbard
- Rune Dietz
- Christian Sonne
- Greg W. Thiemann
- George M. Durner
- Robert J. Letcher
- Randi Meyerson
- Morten Tryland
- Bjørn M. Jenssen
- Carlos Bautista
- Enrique González
- Alejandra Zarzo-Arias
- Néstor Fernández
- Eloy Revilla
- Aimee Schimdt
- James P. Phillips
- Richard Shideler
- Giulia Bombieri
- Seth M. Wilson
- Özgün Emre Can
- María del Mar Delgado
- Luca Francesco Russo
- José María Fedriani
- Pedro Garrote
- Prakash Mardaray
- Veronica Sahlén
- Ashok Subedi
- Ashish Kumar Jangid
- Ravi Kumar Sharma
- Himanshu Shekhar Palei
- Nishith Dharaiya
- Babu Ram Lamichhane
- Tom Smith
- Paolo Pedrini
- Paola Morini
- Francesco Pinchera
- Luigi Boitani
- María C. Mateo-Sánchez
- Giorgio Bertorelle
- Miguel de Gabriel Hernando
- Neil D'Cruze
- Stewart W. Breck
- Gabriella M. Fredriksson
- Michael L. Gibeau
- Achyut Aryal
- Isaac Goldstein Aizman
- Murray Rutherford
- Nicholas W. Pilfold
- Todd Atwood
- Melissa Songer
- Renqiang Li
- Qiongyu
- Huang
- David C. Douglas
- Ming Xu
- Trisha Dutta
- Shaenandhoa Garcia Rangel
- Dave Paetkau
- Lydia Kolter
- Scott Silver
- Yoshikazu Sato
- Hifumi Tsuruga
- Masami Yamanaka
- Tomoko Doko
- Wenbo Chen
- Reina Uno
- Hidetoshi B. Tamate
- A.G. Toxopeus
- A.K. Andrew Skidmore
- Hiromichi Fukui
- Jan-Schmidt-Burbach
- Fakhar-i-Abbas
- Ryo Sakurai