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This is the latest book in the excellent Natural Heritage of Scotland series from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The book contains the papers read at SNH's conference on the subject and provides the reader with valuable, high quality, up-to-date information and research, interspersed with stunning full colour images.
The long-term aim for all species management is for thriving and self-sustaining, self-regulating populations of native species throughout their natural ranges. The challenge is to achieve this in the face of increasing pressures from developments, exploitation, habitat loss and climate change.
This book contains 30 chapters which draw on the experience of the many authors from a range of international experts (including scientists, conservationists and managers) in facing and resolving the different challenges presented when trying to manage species in need of conservation, when dealing with invasive non-native species, resolving conflicts of interest between native species and our sustainable exploitation of species.
It then concludes with two chapters that consider how best to deliver species management within a wider ecosystem approach, and how we can continue with meaningful species management in the face of climate change which is having an increasing impact on species and ecosystems around the world.
This is an important contribution to the species management debate at a time when the 2010 Year of Biodiversity target to stop the loss of biodiversity is high on the international agenda.
Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century
Part 1: How do we manage species?
1. What management? Which species?
2. Development of a new approach to threatened species management in New Zealand
Shaun M. O'Connor, Richard F. Maloney, Donald G. Newman, Liana N. Joseph and
Hugh P. Possingham
3. Challenges and innovations in species management: a Norwegian perspective
Oystein Storkersen, Des B.A. Thompson and John M. Baxter
Part 2: Species management for conservation
4. Bigger, better - it's when, not if
5. Achieving species conservation through habitat-based approaches
Peter Brotherton and Jon Webb
6. Managing marine species in a rapidly changing world
Steve J. Hawkins, Heather E. Sugden, Nova Mieszkowska, Mike T. Burrows, and
John M. Baxter
7. Perspectives on reintroductions:
The value of reintroductions - Simon Milne MBE
Captive breeding, captivating people - David Windmill
8. Terrestrial mammal conservation in Scotland
Martin Gaywood, Mairi Cole and Rob Raynor
9. Lessons from managing habitats for butterflies and moths
Martin S. Warren, Paul Kirkland and Tom Prescott
Part 3: Dealing with invasive non-native species
10. Invasives: global lessons and local perspectives
David W. Macdonald, Rosalind F. Shaw & Tom P. Moorhouse
11. Alien plants in Scotland - is there a problem?
Chris D. Preston
12. Ecological risk analysis of alien species - the Norwegian experience
Ingrid Salvesen, Lisbeth Gederaas and #slaug Viken
13. Freshwater non-native species - prevention, control or eradication?
Philip J. Boon and Colin W. Bean
14. Mink eradication - comparing Icelandic and Western Isles approaches
Arnr _. Sigfsson and Iain Macleod
15. Invasive non-native species in Scotland's seas: risk and reality
David W. Donnan and Fiona J. Manson
Part 4: Conflicts of interest involving native species
16. Species conflicts - real or perceived
John M. Baxter and Colin A. Galbraith
17. The nature of human-wildlife conflicts across Europe: a review
Des B.A. Thompson, Tim M. Reed, Judy Stroud, Mary F.B. Christie and David A. Stroud
18. People and nature in conflict: can we reconcile hen harrier conservation and game
Steve Redpath, Arjun Amar, Adam Smith, Des B.A. Thompson and Simon Thirgood
19. Conflicts between UK marine mammals and other native species
Ian L. Boyd and John Harwood
20. Bats in houses - the conservation challenge
Tony J. Mitchell-Jones
21. Scottish seabird predator-prey relationships
Robert W. Furness
Part 5: Sustainable use of species
22. Management of red deer and other mammals for multiple objectives
John A. Milne, Nick R. Halfhide and Robbie P. Kernahan
23. Sustainable forestry - which species for which site for which world?
Chris Quine and Duncan Ray
24. Using technology to forward fisheries science: the sea scallop example
Kevin D.E. Stokesbury, Bradley P. Harris, Michael C. Marino II and Catherine E. O'Keefe
25. Harp seals: is the largest marine mammal harvest in the world sustainable?
Mike O. Hammill and Garry B. Stenson
26. Sustainable use of mosses, lichens and fungi
David Genney and Alison Dyke
27. Conservation of bumblebees
Part 6: The ecosystem approach: making the links
28. Targeted species management within a wider ecosystem approach
Chris J. Spray MBE
29. Species management in the face of a changing climate
Rhys E. Green and James Pearce-Higgins
Part 7: Conclusions
Colin A. Galbraith and John M. Baxter