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State of the wild 2006 : a global portrait of wildlife, wildlands, and oceans

Author: Sharon Guynup; Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2005.
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Bringing together famous conservationists in assessing wildlife and wilderness, this book aims to provide insights into how humans can become better stewards of the wild. It also examines other  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
State of the wild 2006.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)629920111
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Guynup; Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 1597260010 9781597260015 1597260002 9781597260008
OCLC Number: 62706034
Notes: "Hunting and the wildlife trade."
Description: xvi, 326 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: By the numbers : Hunted, traded, and eaten into extinction / Sharon Guynup --
Foreword : A brief history of State of the wild / Kent H. Redford --
Introduction : Wildlife, wildlands, and oceans / Sharon Guynup --
pt. 1. State of the wild --
Gold flowers : one view on the state of the wild / George B. Schaller --
Mapping the wild : the human footprint / Eric W. Sanderson --
Discoveries / Bijal Trivedi --
New conservation methods and technologies / Ken Kostel --
Regulating the wild / Ken Kostel --
The rarest of the rare : some of the world's most endangered animals / Michael Berens --
pt. 2. Global news highlights --
Africa / Ken Kostel --
Asia / Ken Kostel --
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands / Ken Kostel --
Central and South America / Jesse Chapman-Bruschini --
Europe / Jesse Chapman-Bruschini --
Middle East and North Africa / Ken Kostel --
North America / Jesse Chapman-Bruschini --
Oceans / Bijal Trivedi --
Polar regions / Jesse Chapman-Bruschini --
pt. 3. Hunting and the wildlife trade --
Setting the scene / Elizabeth L. Bennett and Sharon Guynup --
A short history of hunting in North America / Ted Kerasote --
Consuming wildlife in the tropics / Elizabeth L. Bennett --
Wildlife trade within east Asia : supply and demand for traditional oriental medicine / James Compton and Samuel K.H. Lee --
Twine and the ancient mariners : albatrosses, sea turtles, and fishing gear encounters / Carl Safina, Eric Gilman, and Wallace J. Nichols --
Ebola, SARS, and other diseases that imperil people and animals / Robert A. Cook and William B. Karesh --
Hunting for conservation in the Amazon rain forests : lessons learned from Peru / Richard Bodmer. pt. 4. Conservation controversies --
Let them eat cake? : some skeptical thoughts on conservation strategies in the Bushmeat range states / David Brown --
Biting the hand that feeds you : the consumption of nature and natural resources in the tropics / John Robinson --
Point-counterpoint --
Response to John Robinson : postindustrial conservation ideals and real-world politics / David Brown --
Response to David Brown : the view from Versailles contrasts with local reality / John Robinson --
Comments on Brown vs. Robinson : Bushmeat trade: thoughts from "the coast" / Glyn Davis --
Through the looking glass : the tragedy of depleting wildlife resources: a response to John Robinson and David Brown / Kathy MacKinnon --
Let them eat LSD Bushmeat : thoughts arising from Brown vs. Robinson / Ian Redmond --
pt. 5. Wildlife --
Listening to the birds / Joseph Tobias, Leon Bennun, and Alison Stattersfield --
Species in focus : saving jaguars throughout their range: from theory to practice / Alan Rabinowitz --
Climate change and the wild : into the great unknown / Glenn Scherer --
The gathering wave of ocean extinctions / Ellen K. Pikitch --
Conservation strategies for colonial and social species / William Conway --
pt. 6. Wildlands and oceans --
The land the wilderness act forgot / Rick Bass --
Marine protected areas : can we rebuild marine ecosystems by closing areas to fishing? / Callum M. Roberts. pt. 7. People and culture --
Culturally determined wildlife populations : the problem of the designer ark / Bill Weber --
pt. 8. The art and practice of conservation --
Conservation and conflict : the importance of continuing conservation work during political upheaval and armed conflict / Peter Zahler --
Neither war or peace : protected areas still at risk in DR Congo, 2005 / John Hart --
The destruction of Iraq's wetlands and impacted on biodiversity / David Jensen, Hassan Partow, and Chizuru Aoki --
Captive breeding : miracle under fire / Dan Wharton --
Can tropical forests be managed for timber production and wildlife protection? / Francis E. Putz --
What falls through the cracks in conservation strategies? : interviews with Sylvia Earle and Thomas Lovejoy / Sharon Guynup --
Afterword : The relative wild / Bill McKibben --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Sharon Guynup ; Wildlife Conservation Society.

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