Wildlife Politics

Author: Bruce Rocheleau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187303

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 2930


An analysis of forces affecting wildlife politics worldwide, covering topics such as overexploitation, hunting, ecotourism and trafficking.

Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa

Author: Jeff Schauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030028836

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 4306


This book traces the emergence of wildlife policy in colonial eastern and central Africa over the course of a century. Spanning from imperial conquest through the consolidation of colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, and the emergence of neocolonial and neoliberal institutions, this book shows how these fundamental themes of the twentieth century shaped the relationships between humans and animals in what are today Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi. A set of key themes emerges—changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and a relentlessly broadening constituency for wildlife. Jeff Schauer illuminates how each of these developments were contingent upon the colonial experience, and how they fashioned a web of structures for understanding and governing wildlife in Africa—one which has lasted into the twenty-first century.

Making Environmental Law: The Politics of Protecting the Earth

The Politics of Protecting the Earth

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339363X

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 9613


From Eisenhower to Obama, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the policies Congress and the president have proposed and passed to protect the environment over time. • Tables summarize key legislative acts • Index of all bills listed in the text • An appendix with a timeline of important dates in the history of environmental law

Politicians and Poachers

The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa

Author: Clark C. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663786

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 7902


The politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa.

Saving America's Wildlife

Author: Thomas R. Dunlap

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691006130

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 7820


Examines the changing attitudes of America toward its wildlife and wilderness, details how a contemptuous attitude has been moderated by the research of scientists and discusses the implications of such studies on wildlife preservation

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407418

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9708


Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

Killing for Conservation

Wildlife Policy in Zimbabwe

Author: Rosaleen Duffy

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852558461

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: 209

View: 6621


Examines conservation and wildlife policies in Zimbabwe.

Politics of the Wild

Canada and Endangered Species

Author: Karen Beazley,Robert Boardman

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195415063

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 6935


Politics of the Wild details the 353 species at risk in Canada and considers both the intrinsic and the instrumental reasons for protecting biological diversity. It examines the need for habitat protection, terrestrial protected areas such as national parks, marine species at risk, and the various legislative and interest group attempts to preserve biodiversity. Public policy on endangered species is considered from both historical and comparative perspectives, as is Canada's role in establishing international agreements - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and the Convention on Biological Diversity - and the government's failure in recent years to meet the obligations of these and other environmental agreements. The final chapter looks at the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and its recent predecessor, Bill C-65, and reveals the difficulties of crafting and passing such legislation in an increasingly decentralized federal state such as Canada. Both legislative attempts were criticized - by the environmental policy community for not doing enough, and by the provinces and business for trying to do too much. All the while, diverse regional interests and economic imperatives run the risk of endangering far more than merely Canadian species at risk.

Records of North American Big Game

Author: Boone and Crockett Club

Publisher: Boone and Crockett Club

ISBN: 9780940864511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 904

View: 8315


This is the one collectors of big game hunting books have been waiting for! Records of North American Big Game is a one-of-a-kind big game records book that lives up to its longstanding reputation as "The Book" of native North American big game trophies. In its twelfth edition since the original book was published nearly seventy-five years ago, this latest edition has over 800-pages filled with valuable information for today''s hunters, outdoorsmen, and game managers. A total of thirty-eight different categories of North American big game are recognized and, as a testament to the success of today''s conservation and big game management efforts, a record-setting twelve new World''s Records are featured in this edition. Photographs and the stories behind these new World''s Records are included along with the photographs and stories about the other twenty-six World''s Records that the Club currently recognizes. New to this edition is a focus on showing as many of top-scoring trophies dating back to 1932 as possible. We''ve raided the Club''s records-keeping archives and found hundreds of photographs of top-scoring trophies that haven''t been published for decades. Before each category''s trophy list, readers will be delighted to view these photographs from history and track their individual measurements in the listings that follow. The Boone and Crockett Club has also put together an image-packed CD-ROM that includes desktop pictures featuring the top trophies, screen savers, downloadable score charts and more. Along with the detailed listing of over 22,000 trophies ranked by their all-time scores, this book also includes eight chapters by some of today''s most popular outdoor writers including Bob Robb, Gordon Whittington, Wayne Van Zwoll, and Jim Shockey. Hunters who pick up this book will enjoy reading about memorable hunting experiences, why and how antlers grow, along with chapters about the Sagamore Hill Award (the highest award given by B&C), the National Collection of Heads and Horns, and more. Records of North American Big Game is much more than a book of records-keeping statistics, it is a history book of big game animals in North America. Informative chapters, hunting stories, and hundreds of portrait and field photographs make this book an exceptional resource for hunters and sportsmen and provides hours of reading enjoyment.