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Problematic Wildlife, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016 A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateur : Angelici Francesco M.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Problematic Wildlife

This book provides insight into the instances in which wildlife species can create problems. Some species trigger problems for human activities, but many others need humans to save them and to continue to exist. The text addresses issues faced by economists and politicians dealing with laws involving actions undertaken to resolve the problems of the interaction between humans and wildlife. Here, the words ?problematic species? are used in their broadest sense, as may be appreciated in the short introductions to the various sections. At times, the authors discuss special cases while always extending the discussion into a more general and broad vision. At others, they present real cutting-edge analysis of ecological topics and issues.

The book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and wildlife managers involved in research on wildlife, parks, and environmental management, as well as to government departments and agencies, NGOs and conservation wildlife organizations. Even those in contact with nature, such as hunters, herders, and farmers, will be able to find a great deal of important information. Specific case studies are selected from among the most significant and prevalent cases throughout the world.

A total of 26 papers have been selected for this book, written by zoologists, biologists and ecologists. Many have an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions by economists, criminologists, technical specialists, and engineers.

Chapter 1: General introduction: the reasons behind and significance of the book.

     Problematic Wildlife: definitions and concepts. When and why a wild species may

     become problematic


     Francesco M. Angelici Problematic wildlife at the beginning of the 21st century:



Chapter 2: Extinct species, species at risk of extinction, and declining species: some current and past case studies.  Land fragmentation and habitat degradation


Katarzyna Daleszczyk, Amy Eycott, and Jörg E. Tillmann Mammal species extinction and decline: Some current and past case studies of the detrimental influence of man


Martina Trinkel , and Francesco M. Angelici The decline in the lion population in Africa, and possible mitigation measures


Andrew Dixon Direct and indirect human impact on the globally endangered Saker falcon Falco cherrug in Asia


Alessandro Balestrieri, Luigi Remonti, and Claudio Prigioni Toward extinction and back: The decline and recovery of otter populations in Italy


Chapter 3: When wildlife create problems for the environment and human activities: general features and some case studies


Corrado Battisti and Giovanni Amori Problem solving and decision making in project management of problematic wildlife: A review of some approa

ches and conceptual



Sébastien Le Bel, Mike La Grange, and René Czudek  Managing human wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe: a  boundary perspective rather than a problematic species issue


Rajanathan Rajaratnam, Karl Vernes, and Tiger Sangay A review of livestock predation by large carnivores in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan


Chapter 4: Managing  problematic species: case studies from protected areas and areas subject to other kinds of management (rural, forest, hunting and urban areas). Introductions, reintroductions and restocking


Stephen M.Vantassel,  and Scott R. Groepper A survey of wildlife damage management techniques used by wildlife control operators in urbanized environments in the United States


Dario Capizzi, Nicola Baccetti, and Paolo Sposimo Fifteen years of rat eradication on Italian islands


Alberto Meriggi, Pietro Milanesi, Anna Brangi, Paolo Lamberti, and Francesca Giannini Management of wild boar in protected areas: The case of Elba island


Mattia Menchetti, Emiliano Mori, and Francesco M. Angelici Effects of the recent world invasion by ring-necked parakeets Psittacula krameri


Chapter 5: Genetic contributions to the management of problematic species


Jaana Kekkonen Temporal genetic monitoring of dec


and inv

asive w

ildlife populations – current state and future directions



Gaubert Fate of the mongooses and the genet (Carnivora) in Mediterranean Europe: none native, all invasive?


Gabriele Gentile, Cruz Marquez, Howard Snell,Washington Tapia,  and  Arturo Izurieta Conservation of a new flagship species: the Galápagos pink land iguana (Conolophus marthae Gentile and Snell, 2009)



Chapter 6: Species that are dangerous to humans, man-eating wildlife, etc.


Amy Dickman, and Leela Hazzah  Money, myths and man-eaters: complexities of human-wildlife conflict


John D. C. Linnell, and Julien Alleau Predators that kill humans: myth, reality, context and the politics of wolf attacks on people


MatthewR.  McLennan, and  Kimberley J.  Hockings The aggressive apes? Causes and contexts of great ape attacks on humans


Sébastien Le Bel, David Chavernac, and Fiona Stansfield  Promoting a mobile data collection system to improve HWC incident recording: a simple and handy solution for controlling problem animals in southern Africa



Chapter 7: Some special cases: wind farms and fauna, bird-strikes, electrocution, etc.


Albert M. Manville, II Impacts to birds and bats due to collisions and electrocutions from so

me tall struct

ures in the Un

ited States —

wires, towers, turbines, and solar arrays:  State of the art in addressing the



John Thorpe Conflict of wings – birds versus aircraft


Jeff McKee, Phil Shaw, Arie Dekker, and Kylie Patrick Approaches to wildlife management in aviation


Mieke Zwart, Ailsa McKenzie, Jeroen Minderman, and Mark Whittingham Conflicts between birds and on-shore wind farms



Chapter 8: Bushmeat: a socio-ecological problem. The over-exploitation of wildlife for nutritional and traditional purposes. World animal trade, extinction risk and socio-economic issues


Laura A. Kurpiers, Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen, Imran Ejotre, and DeeAnn M. Reeder Bushmeat and emerging infectious diseases - lessons from Africa


Ragnhild Sollund Wildlife trafficking in a globalized world: a

an example of motivations and modus operandi from a Norwegian case study


Chapter 9: Hidden species: an appropriate scientific approach to cryptozoology


Lorenzo Rossi  A review of Cryptozoology: towards a scientific approach to the study of “hidden animals”



Francesco M. Angelici, PhD, currently works in the areas of: Biology, behavioral ecology, fauna, zoogeography, and mammal systematic and conservation studies, particularly concerning carnivores, lagomorphs and ungulates. His other fields of research are: ornithology (the biology and ecology of Falconiformes, Passeriformes and Strigiformes) and herpetology (the ecology of snakes and their trophic relationship with mammals). He studies Italian and tropical fauna, with particular reference to the conservation of vertebrates. He also works in the areas of planning and environmental conservation. In particular, he has worked in the area of wildlife management at national parks, reserves and other protected areas in Italy and abroad. He currently works as a zoologist conservationist, with hunting management agencies. He is also a specialist in African savannah environments as well as desert and tropical rain forests.

Analyzes the causes and patterns (geographic, taxonomic and trait) of the decline and extinction of terrestrial mammals

Contains case studies of species suffering from various anthropogenic threats and what the reader can learn from them

Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the various cases in which wildlife may be considered problematic through papers authored by ecologists, specialists in socioeconomics, zoologists, biologists and engineers

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