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Large Carnivore Conservation and Management Human Dimensions

By: Tasos Hovardas(Editor)
345 pages, 4 b/w photos, 5 b/w illustrations, 30 tables
Publisher: Earthscan
Large Carnivore Conservation and Management
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  • Large Carnivore Conservation and Management ISBN: 9781138039995 Hardback Jul 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1 week
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Large carnivores include iconic species such as bears, wolves and big cats. Their habitats are increasingly being shared with humans, and there is a growing number of examples of human-carnivore coexistence as well as conflict. Next to population dynamics of large carnivores, there are considerable attitude shifts towards these species worldwide with multiple implications.

Large Carnivore Conservation and Management argues and demonstrates why human dimensions of relationships to large carnivores are crucial for their successful conservation and management. It provides an overview of theoretical and methodological perspectives, heterogeneity in stakeholder perceptions and behaviour as well as developments in decision making, stakeholder involvement, policy and governance informed by human dimensions of large carnivore conservation and management. The scope is international, with detailed examples and case studies from Europe, North and South America, Central and South Asia, as well as debates of the challenges faced by urbanization, agricultural expansion, national parks and protected areas. The main species covered include bears, wolves, lynx, and leopards.

Large Carnivore Conservation and Management provides a novel perspective for advanced students, researchers and professionals in ecology and conservation, wildlife management, human-wildlife interactions, environmental education and environmental social science.


Part I Theoretical and methodological perspectives
1. Addressing human dimensions in large carnivore conservation and management: Insights from environmental social science and social psychology
      Tasos Hovardas
2. Research amidst the contentious issue of wolf presence: Exploration of reference frames and social, cultural, and political dimensions
      Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist, Anna Bendz, Serena Cinque, and Camilla Sandström
3. Socio-political illegal acts as a challenge for wolf conservation and management: Implications for legitimizing traditional hunting practices
      Mari Pohja-Mykrä
4. Situated, reflexive research in practice: Applying feminist methodology to a study of human-bear conflict
      Catherine Jampel
5. A methodology for stakeholder analysis, consultation and engagement in large carnivore conservation and management
      Tasos Hovardas

Part II Heterogeneity in perceptions of and behaviour towards large carnivores
6. A community divided: Local perspectives on the reintroduction of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to the UK
      Steven Lipscombe, Chris White, Adam Eagle and Erwin Van Maanen
7. Heterogeneity in perceptions of large carnivores: Insights from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, and Ladakh
      Sunetro Ghosal
8. Considering wolves as active agents in understanding stakeholder perceptions and developing management strategies
      Nicolas Lescureux, Laurent Garde, and Michel Meuret
9. Attitudes towards large carnivore species in the West Carpathians: Shifts in public perception and media content after the return of the wolf and the bear
      Miroslav Kutal, Petr Kovarík, Leona Kutalová, Michal Bojda, and Martina Dušková
10. Rural-urban heterogeneity in attitudes towards large carnivores in Sweden, 1976-2014
      Göran Ericsson, Camilla Sandström, and Shawn J. Riley
11. Challenging the false dichotomy of Us vs Them: Heterogeneity in stakeholder identities regarding carnivores
      Michelle L. Lute and Meredith L. Gore

Part III Decision-making, stakeholder involvement, and policy in large carnivore conservation and management
12. Inappropriate consideration of animal interests in predator management: Towards a comprehensive moral code
      Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, William S. Lynn, and Adrian Treves
13. Science, society and snow Leopards: Bridging the divides through collaborations and best practice convergence
      Charudutt Mishra, Justine Shanti Alexander, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Orjan Johansson, Koustubh Sharma, Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, and Gustaf Samelius
14. Between politics and management: Governing large carnivores in Fennoscandia
      Camilla Sandström, Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist, Jani Pellikka, Juha Hiedanpää, Olve Krange, and Ketil Skogen
15. Trans-boundary and trans-regional management of a large carnivore: Managing brown bears across national and regional borders in Europe
      Vincenzo Penteriani, Djuro Huber, Klemen Jerina, Miha Krofel, José Vicente López-Bao, Andrés Ordiz, Alejandra Zarzo-Arias, and Fredrik Dalerum
16. Good practice in large carnivore conservation and management: Insights from the EU Platform on coexistence between people and large carnivores
      Tasos Hovardas and Katrina Marsden

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Tasos Hovardas is the Human Dimensions Expert of CALLISTO - Wildlife and Nature Conservation Society, and through CALLISTO, he is providing consultancy services to the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large carnivores. Tasos acts as Editor-in-Chief of Society & Natural Resources (2017-2020) together with Prof. Linda Prokopy (2017-2020). He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2017-2020) and a member of the Research in Science & Technology Education Group at the University of Cyprus.

By: Tasos Hovardas(Editor)
345 pages, 4 b/w photos, 5 b/w illustrations, 30 tables
Publisher: Earthscan
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