Conservation of Exploited Species
Edited by John D. Reynolds, Georgina M. Mace, Kent H. Redford, John G. Robinson
Cambridge University Press
The use of wildlife for food and other human needs poses one of the greatest threats
to the conservation of biodiversity. Wildlife exploitation is also critically important to many
people from a variety of cultures for subsistence and commerce. This book brings together
international experts to examine interactions between the biology of wildlife and the
divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife. Reviews
of theory show how sustainable exploitation is tied to the study of population dynamics,
with direct links to reproductive rates, life histories, behaviour, and ecology. As such theory
is rarely put into practice to achieve sustainable use and effective conservation, Conservation
of Exploited Species explores the many reasons for this failure and considers remedies to
tackle them, including scientific issues such as how to incorporate uncertainty into estimations,
as well as social and political problems that stem from conflicting goals in exploitation.
Hardback 544 pages 68 line diagrams 31 tables ISBN 9780521782166
Softcover 544 pages 68 line diagrams 31 tables ISBN 9780521787338
Preface; Foreword Robert M. May; Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Exploitation as a
conservation issue Georgina M. Mace and John D. Reynolds; 2. Can we exploit sustainably?
Donald Ludwig; Part II. Population-based Approaches: 3. The gospel of maximum sustainable
yield in fisheries management: birth, crucifixion and reincarnation André E. Punt and Anthony
D. M. Smith; 4. Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populations Russell Lande, Bernt-Erik
Sæther and Steinar Engen; 5. The exploitation of spatially structured populations E. J. Milner-
Gulland; 6. The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world: novel methods and
the failure of traditional techniques Paul R. Wade; Part III. Taxonomic Comparisons: 7.
Life histories of fishes and population responses to exploitation John D. Reynolds, Simon
Jennings and Nicholas K. Dulvy; 8. Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to
exploitation Andy Purvis; 9. Trade of live wild birds: potentials, principles, and practices of
sustainable use Steven R. Beissinger; 10. Game vertebrate extraction in African and
Neotropical forests: an intercontinental comparison John E. Fa and Carlos A. Peres; 11.
Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited species Charles M. Peters;
Part IV. From Individuals to Communities: 12. The role of behaviour in studying sustainable
exploitation William J. Sutherland and Jennifer A. Gill; 13. The Allee effect: a barrier to
recovery by exploited species Christopher W. Petersen and Don R. Levitan; 14. Life histories
and sustainable harvesting Hanna Kokko, Jan Lindström and Esa Ranta; 15. Phenotypic and
genetic changes due to selective exploitation Richard Law; 16. An ecosystem perspective on
conserving targeted and non-targeted species Michel J. Kaiser and Simon Jennings; 17. The
half-empty forest: sustainable use and the ecology of interactions Kent H. Redford and Peter
Feinsinger; Part V. Conservation Meets Sustainable Use: 18. Sustainable use and pest control
in conservation: kangaroos as a case study Gordon C. Grigg and Anthony R. Pople; 19.
Conservation and resource use in arctic ecosytems Anne Gunn; 20. Conservation out of
exploitation: a silk purse from a sow€s ear? Jon Hutton and Barney Dickson; 21. Getting the
biology right in a political sort of way Steven Sanderson; Part VI. Final Thoughts: 22. Using
€sustainable use€ approaches to conserve exploited populations John G. Robinson.
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