Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators

Reintroduction of Top-Order Predators

Editor(s): Matt W. Hayward, Michael J. Somers

Published Online: 22 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405176804

Online ISBN: 9781444312034

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312034

About this Book

Large predators are among the most threatened species on the planet and ways of conserving them in the face of increasing human populations and associated resource requirements are becoming critical. This book draws upon the experiences of some of the world's foremost large carnivore specialists to discuss the numerous issues associated reintroducing large predators back into their natural habitats. Reviews of internationally renowned reintroduction programs for wolves, European lynx and African wild dog reveal the successes and failures of these actions. Experts on tigers, snow leopards and jaguars contend that there are other conservation options of higher priority that will ensure their security in the long-term. Other experts discuss more theoretical aspects such as whether we know enough about these species to be able to predict their behavioural or ecological response to the reintroduction process. Social, economic, political and genetic considerations are also addressed.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Recovery of Eurasian Lynx in Europe: What Part has Reintroduction Played? (pages 72–91)

      John D. C. Linnell, Urs Breitenmoser, Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten, John Odden and Manuela von Arx

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