Conservation and Agricultural Cooperation

Conservation and Agricultural Cooperation : Predator Control in South Africa: Meeting Conservation and Agricultural Expectations and Objectives

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It has become increasingly clear in recent years that a paradigm shift in how people view and utilise animals and livestock has occurred. Historically predators were simply viewed as a nuisance and obstruction to agricultural objectives with the simplest answer being removal. As agriculturists and conservations have come together it becomes clear that a collaborative approach between the two groups can be beneficial for both. Cooperation allowing for a more efficacious relationship between man and predator. This book provides an overview of available lethal and non-lethal methods for predator control. Demonstrating that both can be effective but generally what is required to achieve the best agricultural and conservation success, in terms of meeting both sets of objectives, is a combination of both methods and expertise. Areas currently demonstrating this are focused on and areas that require greater research are discussed. This book seeks to foster healthy and solid relationships between the various stakeholders involved in a wildlife-agricultural environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 150 x 220 x 6mm | 153g
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 3659830992
  • 9783659830990

About Stacey-Lee Leijenaar

Stacey-Lee Leijenaar, Mphil Wildlife Management. Student at Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Pretoria. Future goal to explore immunocontraceptives as predator control. Editor: Dr Katherine Whitehouse-tedd, Visiting Fellow, Nottingham Trent University, UK.Board member, Cheetah Outreach Trust. Zoo Animal Research Scientist, Kalba, UAE.
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