Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Editor(s): Johan T. du Toit, Richard Kock, James C. Deutsch

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405177856

Online ISBN: 9781444317091

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317091

About this Book

Rangeland ecosystems which include unimproved grasslands, shrublands, savannas and semi-deserts, support half of the world's livestock, while also providing habitats for some of the most charismatic of wildlife species. This book examines the pressures on rangeland ecosystems worldwide from human land use, over-hunting, and subsistence and commercial farming of livestock and crops. Leading experts have pooled their experiences from all continents to cover the ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management today.   This book provides practitioners and students of rangeland management and wildland conservation with a diversity of perspectives on a central question: can rangelands be wildlands?

  • The first book to examine rangelands from a conservation perspective
  • Emphasizes the balance between the needs of people and livestock, and wildlife
  • Written by an international team of experts covering all geographical regions
  • Examines ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management and wildland conservation, providing a diversity of perspectives not seen before in a single volume

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Thematic Reviews

    1. Chapter 5

      Health and Disease in Wild Rangelands (pages 98–128)

      Richard Kock, Mike Kock, Sarah Cleaveland and Gavin Thomson

    2. Chapter 6

      Contemporary Views of Human–Carnivore Conflicts on Wild Rangelands (pages 129–151)

      Alexandra Zimmermann, Nick Baker, Chloe Inskip, John D. C. Linnell, Silvio Marchini, John Odden, Gregory Rasmussen and Adrian Treves

  2. Part II: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 8

      Biodiversity Conservation in Australian Tropical Rangelands (pages 189–234)

      Stephen T. Garnett, John C. Z. Woinarski, Gabriel M. Crowley and Alex S. Kutt

    2. Chapter 10

      Guanaco Management in Patagonian Rangelands: A Conservation Opportunity on the Brink of Collapse (pages 266–290)

      Ricardo Baldi, Andrés Novaro, Martín Funes, Susan Walker, Pablo Ferrando, Mauricio Failla and Pablo Carmanchahi

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