For the first time, this book addresses many of the issues that are fundamental to an understanding of the real role of recreational hunting in conservation and rural development. It examines the key issues, asks the difficult questions, and seeks to present the answers to guide policy. Where the answers are not available, it highlights gaps in our knowledge and lays out the research agenda for the next decade.
Notes on contributors
Part 1 Conservation and Hunting
1. Conservation and hunting: friends or foes? N. Leader-Williams
2. An overview of recreational hunting in North America, Europe and Australia Robin Sharp and Kai Wollscheid
3. Recreational fisheries: socio-economic importance, conservation issues and management challenges Robert Arlinghaus and Steven J. Cooke
4. The ethics of recreational hunting Barney Dickson
Part 2 Science
5. The science of sustainable hunting E.J.Milner-Gulland, Nils Bunnefeld and Gil Proaktor
6. Guns, sheep and genes: when and why trophy hunting may be a selective pressure Marco Festa-Bianchet and Ray Lee
7. Science and the recreational hunting of lions Andrew Loveridge, Craig Packer and Adam Dutton
Part 3 Livelihoods
8. Sportsman's shot, poacher's pot: hunting, local people and the history of conservation William M. Adams
9. Exploitation prevents extinction: Case study of endangered Himalayan sheep and goats Michael R. Frisina & Sardar Naseer A. Tareen
10. Community benefits from safari hunting and related activities in southern Africa Brian T.B. Jones
Part 4 Policy and Practice
11. Conservation values from falconry Robert E. Kenward
12. Gamebird science, agricultural policy and biodiversity conservation in lowland UK Nicholas J. Aebischer
13. The re-introduction of recreational hunting in Uganda Richard H. Lamprey and Arthur Mugisha
14. Does recreational hunting conflict with photo-tourism? Richard Davies, Kas Hamman and Hector Magome
Part 5 Governance
15. When does hunting contribute to conservation & rural development? Bill Wall and Brian Child
16. Recreational hunting and sustainable wildlife use in North America Shane Patrick Mahoney
17. The development of a recreational hunting industry and its relationship with conservation in southern Africa Vernon R. Booth and David H.M. Cumming
18. The influence of corruption on the conduct of recreational hunting N. Leader-Williams, R.D. Baldus and R.J. Smith
Part 6 Regulation and Certification
19. Regulation and recreational hunting Alison M. Rosser
20. The application of certification to hunting: a case for simplicity Brian Child and Bill Wall
21. Conservation, Livelihoods and Recreational Hunting: Issues and Strategies William M Adams, Barney Dickson, Holly Dublin and Jon Hutton
Barney Dickson has recently taken up a post with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Before that he was Head of International Policy at Fauna & Flora International where he worked on a range of international conservation policy issues, including conservation and poverty reduction, sustainable use and the trade in wild species.
Jon Hutton is Director of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre based in Cambridge, UK. He is on the Steering Committee of IUCN's Species Survival Commission, Chair of its Sustainable Use Specialist Group and Honorary Professor of Sustainable Resource Use with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.
Bill Adams is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development. He is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1984. His research focuses on the social dimensions of conservation in Africa and the UK. He is a Trustee of Fauna & Flora International.