Problematic Wildlife: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach


Title: Problematic Wildlife: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
Authors: Angelici, F.
Publication Date:
January 01, 2016
Published City: Switzerland
Pages: 613
Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Angelici, F. (2016). Problematic Wildlife: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (1st ed.). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

This book provides insight into the instances in which wildlife species can create problems. Some species trigger problems for human activities, but many others need humans to save them and to continue to exist. The text addresses issues faced by economists and politicians dealing with laws involving actions undertaken to resolve the problems of the interaction between humans and wildlife. Here, the words ‘problematic species’ are used in their broadest sense, as may be appreciated in the short introductions to the various sections. At times, the authors discuss special cases while always extending the discussion into a more general and broad vision. At others, they present real cutting-edge analysis of ecological topics and issues.


The book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and wildlife managers involved in research on wildlife, parks, and environmental management, as well as to government departments and agencies, NGOs and conservation wildlife organizations. Even those in contact with nature, such as hunters, herders, and farmers, will be able to find a great deal of important information. Specific case studies are selected from among the most significant and prevalent cases throughout the world.


A total of 26 papers have been selected for this book, written by zoologists, biologists and ecologists. Many have an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions by economists, criminologists, technical specialists, and engineers.


Table of Contents:

Part 1 - General Introduction: The Reasons Behind and Significance of the Book. Problematic Wildlife: Definitions and Concepts. When and Why a Wild Species May Become Problematic

Part 2 - Extinct Species, Species at Risk of Extinction and Declining Species: Some Current and Past Case Studies. Land Fragmentation and Habitat Degradation

Part 3 - When Wildlife Creates Problems for the Environment and Human Activities: General Features and Some Case Studies

Part 4 - Managing Problematic Species: Case Studies from Protected Areas and Areas Subject to Other Kinds of Management (Rural, Forest, Hunting and Urban Areas). Introductions, Reintroductions and Restocking

Part 5 - Genetic Contributions to the Management of Problematic Species

Part 6 - Species that Are a Danger to Humans, Man-Eating Wildlife, etc.

Part 7 - Some Special Cases: Wind Farms and Fauna, Bird-Strikes, Electrocution, etc.

Part 8 - Bushmeat: A Socioecological Problem. The Overexploitation of Wildlife for Nutritional and Traditional Purposes. World Animal Trade, Extinction Risk and Socio-economic Issues

Part 9 - Hidden Species: An Appropriate Scientific Approach to Cryptozoology

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