Priorities for the Conservation of Mammalian Diversity - Has the panda had its day?
Edited by Abigail Entwistle, Nigel Dunstone
Cambridge University Press
Recent analyses have shown that about a quarter of all mammal species are threatened
with extinction. At the same time, the conservation movement is moving rapidly away from a
traditional 'protectionist' approach to nature to a more integrated view of wildlife and
landscape conservation. This volume provides the first review of modern conservation
approaches as they relate to mammals. Bringing together both researchers and
conservationists, it presents perspectives on issues including the role of mammals within the
conservation movement, how priorities should be set and funds allocated within mammalian
conservation and which techniques and approaches are likely to be most successful in
conserving mammals in future. Beyond the focus on mammals, issues of broader conservation
relevance are highlighted, including the integration of species- and biodiversity-approaches to
conservation, the role of €flagship species€ and the need to develop holistic conservation
models that relate to the broader context of society and government.
Hardback 474 pp, 46 diags, 9 illus, 40 tabs ISBN 9780521772792
Paperback 474pp ISBN 9780521775366
Foreword, Acknowledgements, Preface Earl of Cranbrook; 1. Mammal conservation:
current contexts and opportunities Abigail C. Entwistle, Simon Mickleburgh and Nigel
Dunstone; 2. Ecological roles of mammals: the case of seed dispersal Ellen Andresen; 3.
Patterns and processes in contemporary mammalian extinction Georgina M. Mace and
Andrew Balmford; 4. Charismatic megafauna as €flagship species€ Nigel Leader-Williams and
Holly Dublin; 5. Assessing large €flagship species€ for representing the diversity of
sub-Saharan mammals: Using hotspots of total richness, hotspots of endemism and
hotspots of complementary richness Paul Williams, Neil Burgess and Carsten Rahbek; 6.
Abundance/mass relationships as a potential basis for establishing mammal conservation
priorities Stephen Harris, Graeme McLaren, Mary Morris, Patrick A. Morris and Derek
Yalden; 7. Small mammals and the conservation agenda Abigail C. Entwistle and Peter J.
Stephenson; 8. Rare mammals, research and realpolitik: priorities for biodiversity and ecology?
Paul W. Bright and Patrick A. Morris; 9. Does legislation conserve and does research drive
policy? The case of bats in the UK Paul A. Racey; 10. British mammals: is there a radical
future? David W. Macdonald, Georgina M. Mace and Steve Rushton; 11. Conservation of
large mammals in Africa: What lessons and challenges for the future? Philip Muruthi, Mark
Stanley Price, Protpal Soorae, Cynthia Moss and Annette Lanjouw; 12. Which mammals
benefit from protection in east Africa? Tim M. Caro, Marcel Rejmánek and Neil Pelkey;
13. The role of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in southern Africa in the conservation of
mammalian biodiversity John Hanks; 14. Tourism and protected areas - distorting conservation
priorities towards charismatic megafauna? Harold J. Goodwin and Nigel Leader-Williams;
15. Integrating hunting and protected areas in the Amazon Richard E. Bodmer; 16. Priorities
for captive breeding - which mammals should board the ark? Andrew Balmford; 17. A recipe
for species conservation: multidisciplinary ingredients Anna T. C. Feistner and Jeremy J.
C. Mallinson; 18. What has the panda taught us? Lu Zhi, Pan Wenshi, Zhu Xiaojian, Wang
Dajun and Wang Hao; 19. Never say die: fighting species extinction Kathy Mackinnon; 20.
The practical approaches for including mammals in biodiversity conservation Jeffrey A. Mc
Neeley; 21. Future priorities for mammalian conservation Abigail C. Entwistle and Nigel
Dunstone; References, Index.
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