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People in Nature: Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America

Key title on conservation in South America

Edited By: Kirsten M Silvius, Richard E Bodmer and Jose M V Fragoso

464 pages, 60 illus, 3 figs, 73 tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Jan 2005 | #144947 | ISBN: 0231127839
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The persistence of intact ecosystems in South America, and to a lesser degree in Central America, is the result of the region's unique mixture of human cultures as well as of its inhabitants' continued reliance on wild plants and animals for subsistence andeconomic use. This book highlights South and Central American approaches to wildlife conservation and documents both the current state and the historical development of a Latin American conservation and management strategy.

People in Nature compiles a wealth of information...The Book provides valuable advice for resource planner and managers. Biology Digest 5/1/05 [ People in Nature] belongs in all working wildlife and conservation biology libraries... Recommended. Choice 7/1/05 For those of us who believe that there can be people in nature to the benefit of both, this book will happily grow dog-eared with use. -- Allyn MacLean Stearman The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute December 2005


IntroductionChapter 1. Wildlife Conservation and Management in South and Central America: Multiple Pressures and Innovative solutions, by Jose M. V. Fragoso, Richard E. Bodmer and Kirsten M. SilviusPart I. Local peoples and Community Management Chapter 2. Wildlife management strategies with the Embera people in the Utria National Park, by Choco, Colombia, Astrid Ulloa, Claudia Campos, and Heidi Rubio-TorglerChapter 3. Bridging the gap between western scientific and traditional indigenous wildlife management, by Kirsten M. SilviusChapter 4. Techniques to increase community participation in wildlife management programs: general approaches, by Wendy R. TownsendChapter 5. Community-based wildlife management in the Gran Chaco, by Bolivia, Andrew J. Noss and Michael PainterChapter 6. Fisheries Management and Conservation in the Amazon Varzea Floodplain, by William G. R. Crampton, Leandro Castello and Joao Paulo VianaChapter 7. Fisheries Management in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, by William G. R. Crampton, Joao Paulo Viana, Leandro Castello and Jose Maria B. DamChapter 8. Hunting effort analysis by rural communities in Northeastern Peru, by Pablo E. Puertas and Richard E. BodmerPart II. Economic Considerations Chapter 9. Community management of fishery resources in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, by Amazonas, BrazilJoao Paulo Viana, Jose Maria B. Damasceno, Leandro Castello, WiChapter 10. Community ownership and live Shearing of vicunas in Peru, by Catherine T. Sahley, Jorge Torres Vargas and Jesus Sanchez ValdiviaChapter 11. Captive breeding programs as an alternative for wildlife conservation in Brazil, by Sergio Nogueira-Filho and Selene Siqueira da Cunha NogueiraChapter 12. Economic Analysis of Wildlife Use in the Peruvian Amazon, by Richard Bodmer, and Eterzit Pezo Lozano and Tula G. FangPart III. Fragmentation and other non-harvest human impacts Chapter 13. Population management of mammals in Atlantic Forest fragments of Brazil, by Laury Cullen Jr., Richard E. Bodmer, Claudio Valladares-Padua, and Jonathan D. BChapter 14. Human pressure, by abundance and spatial distribution of Orinoco Crocodiles in the Cojedes River syChapter 15. Impacts of Damming on Primate Community Sructure in the Amazon -- A Case Study of the Samuel Dam, by Rondonia, Brazil, Rosa M. Lemos de SaChapter 16. Resource partitioning of pampas deer, by brocket deer and cattle in the Pantanal, Brazil, Laurenz PinderChapter 17. Ecology and conservation of the Jaguar in Iguacu National Park, by Peter G. Crawshaw Jr., Jan K. Mahler, Cibele Indrusiak, Sandra M.C. Cavalcanti, Chapter 18. Local white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) population declines in Amazonia: Migration, by overhunting or epidemic?, Jose M. V. FragosoPart IV. Hunting Impacts--biological basis and rationale for sustainability Chapter 19. Evaluating the sustainability of hunting in the Neotropics, by Richard E. Bodmer and John G. RobinsonChapter 20. Hunting sustainability of ungulate populations in the Lacandon forest, by Mexico, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Jorge E. Bolanos, Michelle M. Guerra, and Richard E.Chapter 21. Title: Conservation of economically important birds in seasonally-flooded forests of the northeastern Peruvian Amazon, by Jose A. GonzalezChapter 22. Patterns of use and hunting of turtles in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, by Amazonas, Brazil, Augusto Fachin Teran, Richard C. Vogt, and John B. ThorbjarnarChapter 23. Fisheries, by Fishing Effort and Fish Consumption in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and iChapter 24. Title: Implications of the spatial structure of game populations for the sustainability of hunting in the Neotropics, by Andres J. NovaroChapter 25. Hunting and wildlife management in French Guiana: Current aspects and future prospects, by Cecile Richard-Hansen and Eric Hansen

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Kirsten M. Silvius and Jose M. V. Fragoso are professors in the Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York. Richard E. Bodmer is a professor at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

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