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Who cares about wildlife?: social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues, 2008 Social Science Concepts for Exploring Human-Wildlife Relationships and Conservation Issues

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Who cares about wildlife?: social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues
Who Cares About Wildlife? integrates social science theory in order to provide a conceptual structure for understanding and studying human interaction with wildlife. A thorough review of the current literature in conceptual areas, including norms, values, attitudes, emotions, wildlife value orientations, cultural change, and evolutionary forces/inherited tendencies is provided, and the importance of these areas in studying human-wildlife relationships is highlighted.No other book both considers the human relationship with wildlife and provides a theoretical framework for understanding this relationship on the individual, as well as cultural level. Who Cares About Wildlife? will be valuable both to students and to practitioners in wildlife management and conservation, as well those interested in the human relationship with wildlife, natural resources, and the environment.About the Author:Dr. Michael J. Manfredo is the founder and head of the Dimensions of Natural Resources Unit at Colorado State University, and the founding co-editor of the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
Who Cares About Wildlife: Introduction.- A Scientific Approach to Understanding Human-Wildlife Relationships.- The Biological Context of Wildlife Values: Are There Etchings on the Slate?.- The Role of Emotion in Human-Wildlife Interactions.- The Foundation of Thought: Social Values and Wildlife Value Orientations.- Wildlife Value Orientations and Their Measurement.- The Proximate Cause of Behavior: Attitudes and Attitude Change.- Norms: Social Influence on Human Thought About Wildlife.- Cultural Forces and Shifting Wildlife Value Orientations in North America.- Index.
From the reviews:'Wildlife managers and conservation biologists involved in conservation action are aware that most of the disputes and challenges they face in their profession are primarily on social and political aspects. Biological dat are essential for management but their main role is to inform the social and political processes that will eventually lead to solving management issues. Human dimensions of wildlife are one of the pillars for any serious solution of social conflicts on management of natural resources. However, HDW are too often underrated in their importance or tackled through inappropriate methods.This outstanding book is built on the premises that rigorous scientific foundation of HDW can dramatically improve the effectiveness of the contribution of social sciences to wildlife and conservation programmes.It is the most comprehensive review I know of the theoretical concepts commonly used in the study of human-wildlife relationships. It is an impressive synthesis on fundamental topic for conservation and it offer wide range of extremely useful insights on new conceptual directions for HDW research. It is an excellent book, clearly and scholarly written, well organized and synthetic. Michael Manfredo has done wonderful job to produce text that makes the concepts and tools of the human dimension studies accessible to wildlife managers and conservation practitioners who have not received professional training in the social sciences. Manfredo guides the reader through the complex interaction of values, emotions, attitudes and norms in shaping human behaviour, more important, he concisely explains the scientific foundations of the concepts and the basic methodology available to researchers and managers. The result is remarkable in its importance not only for researchers but also for decision makers as it calls for better integration of the social and ecological sciences.I strongly recommend this book to all students in conservation biology and it

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