Conserving Africa's Mega-Diversity in the Anthropocene

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park Story

Author: Joris P. G. M. Cromsigt,Sally Archibald,Norman Owen-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Centring on South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, this book synthesizes a century of insights from the ecology and conservation management of one of Africa's oldest protected wildlife areas. The park provides important lessons for conservation management, as it has maintained conservation values rivalling those of much larger parks sometimes through, and sometimes despite, strong management interventions, including the rescue of the white rhino from extinction. In addition, the book highlights the ecological science produced in the park, much of which has become widely influential, including the megaherbivore concept, new functional approaches to understanding biomes, and new understandings about the role of consumers in shaping ecosystems. The volume is ideal for researchers and policymakers interested in the conservation of relatively small, isolated and protected areas.
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National Park Science

A Century of Research in South Africa

Author: Jane Carruthers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107191440

Category: Nature

Page: 548

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South Africa is renowned for its wildlife and environmental conservation in iconic national parks such as the Kruger, one of the world's first formal protected areas. However, this is the first book to thoroughly analyse and explain the interesting and changing scientific research that has been accomplished in South Africa's national parks during the twentieth century. Providing a fascinating and thorough historical narrative based on an extensive range of sources, this text details the evolution of traditional natural history pursuits to modern conservation science in South Africa, covering all research areas of conservation biology and all the national parks around the country. It reveals the interaction between the international context, government, learning institutions and the public that has shaped the present conservation arena. A complex story that will interest and inform not only those involved in conservation science of South Africa, but worldwide.
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Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds

Author: Grzegorz Mikusiński,Jean-Michel Roberge,Robert Fuller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072131

Category: Nature

Page: 580

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An authoritative review of the ecology of forest birds and their conservation issues throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
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Species Conservation

Lessons from Islands

Author: Jamieson A. Copsey,Simon A. Black,Jim J. Groombridge,Carl G. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0521899397

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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Biodiversity studied by researching island species recovery and management.
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