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    DescriptionEvidence is mounting that top carnivores and other large mammals play a pivotal role in regulating ecosystem health and function, yet those are the species that are most likely to have been eliminated by past human activities. In recent decades, numerous efforts have been undertaken to return some of the species that were previously extirpated on local or regional scales. "Large Mammal Restoration" brings together detailed case studies of those efforts, from restoring elk in Appalachia to returning bison herds to the Great Plains to the much-publicized effort to bring back the grey wolf to Yellowstone National Park. Together these case studies offer important lessons and new ways of thinking for wildlife managers and conservation biologists involved with restoration programmes. Sections examine: approaches to determining the feasibility of a restoration programme; critical hands-on aspects of restoring large mammals; obtaining public input into the process and gaining community support for programmes; and the potential of some species to return without direct human intervention, and what can be done to facilitate that natural colonization. An introductory chapter by Reed F. Noss explores some of the reasons for restoring large mammals, as well as some of the ecological and social complications, and a concluding overview by David S. Maehr disusses the evolutionary importance of large mammal restoration. Contributors include Paul C. Paquet, Barbara Dugelby, Steven H. Fritts, Paul R. Krausman, Larry D. Harris, Johnna Roy and many others. "Large Mammal Restoration" brings together in a single volume essential information on the lessons learned from previous efforts, providing a valuable resource for researchers and students of conservation biology and wildlife management as well as for policymakers, restoration advocates, and others involved with the planning or execution of a restoration programme.


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    Title
    Large Mammal Restoration
    Subtitle
    Ecological and Sociological Challenges in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David S. Maehr, Edited by Reed F. Noss, Edited by Jeffrey L. Larkin, Foreword by Melvin E. Sunquist
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781559638173
    ISBN 10: 1559638176
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ENV
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH, PSVS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000, SCI026000, NAT011000, NAT019000, SCI020000
    DC21: 333.9541530973
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 333.95415309
    Thema V1.0: RNK, WNCF, PSV, RNKH
    Illustrations note
    tables, figures, photographs, maps, index
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    David S. Maehr is assistant professor of conservation biology in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky and author of "The Florida Panther" (Island Press, 1997). Reed F. Noss is a consultant in conservation biology, past editor of the journal "Conservation Biology, " and president of the Society for Conservation Biology (1999 - 2001). He is the author of "The Redwood Forest "(Island Press, 2000), "The Science of Conservation Planning" (Island Press, 1997) and "Saving Nature's Legacy" (Island Press, 1994). He also wrote the foreword for "Restoring Diversity" (Island Press, 1996). Jeffery L. Larkin is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky.