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Riding the tiger : tiger conservation in human-dominated landscapes

Author: John Seidensticker; Peter Jackson; Sarah Christie
Publisher: [London] : Zoological Society of London ; Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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Riding the Tiger is a readable, comprehensive and scientific account of the problems and possible solutions of tiger conservation. Lavishly illustrated in colour, and written by experts throughout  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Seidensticker; Peter Jackson; Sarah Christie
ISBN: 0521640571 9780521640572 0521648351 9780521648356
OCLC Number: 39147884
Description: xix, 383 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard Burge --
Preface / John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie and Peter Jackson --
pt. I. Introducing the tiger: Overview / John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie and Peter Jackson. 1. Ecology, behaviour and resilience of the tiger and its conservation needs / Mel Sunquist, K. Ullas Karanth and Flona Sunquist. 2. Tiger distribution, phenotypic variation and conservation issues / Andrew C. Kitchener. 3. Subspecies of tigers: molecular assessment using 'voucher specimens' of geographically traceable individuals / Joelle Wentzel, J. Claiborne Stephens and Warren Johnson / [and others]. Box 3.1. Molecular biology in conservation biology / Sriyanle Miththapala. 4. The tiger in human consciousness and its significance in crafting solutions for tiger conservation / Peter Jackson --
pt. II. Tiger ecology: understanding and encouraging landscape patterns and conditions where tigers can persist: Overview / John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie and Peter Jackson. 5. Population dynamics of the Amur tiger in Sikhote-Alin Zapovednik, Russia / Evgeny N. Smirnov and Dale G. Miquelle. 6. Hierarchical spatial analysis of Amur tiger relationships to habitat and prey / Dale G. Miquelle, Evgeny N. Smirnov and Troy W. Merrill / [and others]. 7. Prey depletion as a critical determinant of tiger population viability / K. Ullas Karanth and Bradley M. Stith. Box 7.1. Counting the tiger's prey, reliably / K. Ullas Karanth. 8. Long-term monitoring of tigers: lessons from Nagarahole / K. Ullas Karanth, Mel Sunquist and K.M. Chinnappa. Box 8.1. How volunteer naturalists can monitor tigers and prey / K. Ullas Karanth. 9. Tigers in Panna: preliminary results from an Indian tropical dry forest / Raghunandan S. Chundawat, Neel Gogate and A.J.T. Johnsingh. 10. Last of the Indonesian tigers: a cause for optimism / Neil Franklin, Bastoni and Sriyanto / [et al.]. Box 10.1. Using tiger stripes to identify individual tigers / Neil Franklin, Bastoni and Sriyanto / [et al.]. 10.2. The tiger --
human dimension in southeast Sumatra / Philip Nyhus, Sumianto and Ronald Tilson. 11. The status of the indochinese tiger: separating fact from fiction / Alan Rabinowitz. Box 11.1. Moving conservation forward: surveys, training, planning and action must go hand in hand / Alan Rabinowitz. 12. Metapopulation structure of tigers in Thailand / James L. David Smith, Schwann Tunhikorn and Sompon Tanhan / [et al.]. 13. Metapopulation structure of tigers in Nepal / James L. David Smith, Charles McDougal and Sean C. Ahearn / [et al.]. Box 13.1. You can tell some tigers by their tracks with confidence / Charles McDougal --
pt. IIIA-C. Approaches to tiger conservation: Overview / John Seidensticker, Sarah Christle and Peter Jackson --
pt. IIIA. Linking in situ and ex situ tiger conservation. 14. Effective tiger conservation requires cooperation: zoos as a support for wild tigers / Ronald Tilson and Sarah Christie. Box 14.1. Is re-introduction of captive-bred tigers a feasible option for the future? / Sarah Christie and John Seidensticker. Box 14.2. The 5 Tigers Website: a tiger information centre / Ronald Tilson, Janet Tilson and Anne-Marie Alden --
pt. IIIB. The trade in tiger parts and what to do about it. 15. The beginning of the end of tigers in trade? / Ginette Hemley and Judy A. Mills. Box 15.1. Tiger bone: a millennium of treating pain / Ginette Hemley and Judy A. Mills. 16. Roaring back: anti-poaching strategies for the Russian Far East and the comeback of the Amur tiger / Steven Russell Galster and Karin Vaud Eliot. Box 16.1. Lessons for the future key components of Operation Amba / Steven Russell Galster. 17. Combating tiger poaching and illegal wildlife trade in India / Ashok Kumar and Belinda Wright. Box 17.1. Tiger poaching statistics in India / Belinda Wright --
pt. IIIC. People, tiger habitat availability, and linkages for the tiger's future. 18. Where can tigers live in the future? A framework for identifying high-priority areas for the conservation of tigers in the wild / Eric D. Wikramanayake, Eric Dinerstein and John G. Robinson / [et al.]. 19. A habitat protection plan for the Amur tiger: developing political and ecological criteria for a viable land-use plan / Dale G. Miquelle, Troy W. Merrill and Yuri M. Dunishenko / [et al.]. Box 19.1. People and tigers in the Russian Far East: searching for the 'co-existence recipe' / Dale G. Miquelle and Evgeny N. Smirnov. 20. The tragedy of the Indian tiger: starting from scratch / Valmik Thapar. Box 20.1. A boost for Project Tiger? / Valmik Thapar. 21. Reconciling the needs of conservation and local communities: Global Environment Facility support for tiger conservation in India / Kathy MacKinnon, Hemanta Mishra and Jessica Mott. 22. Tigers as neighbours: efforts to promote local guardianship of endangered species in lowland Nepal / Eric Dinerstein, Arun Rijal and Marnie Bookbinder / [et al.]. Box 22.1. Pre-requisites for adapting the Chitwan model to other Tiger Conservation Units in Asia / Eric Dinerstein --
Epilogue --
vision and process in securing a future for wild tigers / John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie and Peter Jackson --
Appendix 1. Common and scientific names used in the text --
Appendix 2. The fossil tigers / Andrew C. Kitchener --
Appendix 3. Key to locations in Figs. 11.1-11.6 / Alan Rabinowitz --
Appendix 4. Indices for ranking Tiger Conservation Units / Eric D. Wikramanayake, Eric Dinerstein and John G. Robinson / [et al.] --
Appendix 5. Counting tigers, with confidence / K. Ullas Karanth.
Responsibility: edited by John Seidensticker, Sarah Christie, and Peter Jackson.
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