Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife : A Biosocial Approach

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Conflicts about wildlife are usually portrayed and understood as resulting from the negative impacts of wildlife on human livelihoods or property. However, a greater depth of analysis reveals that many instances of human-wildlife conflict are often better understood as people-people conflict, wherein there is a clash of values between different human groups. Understanding Conflicts About Wildlife unites academics and practitioners from across the globe to develop a holistic view of these interactions. It considers the political and social dimensions of 'human-wildlife conflicts' alongside effective methodological approaches, and will be of value to academics, conservationists and policy makers.
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 12.19mm | 312.98g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789208203
  • 9781789208207

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables


Introduction: Complex Problems: Using a Biosocial Approach to Understanding Human-Wildlife Interactions

Catherine M. Hill

Chapter 1. People, Perceptions and 'Pests': Human-Wildlife Interactions and the Politics of Conflict

Phyllis C. Lee

Chapter 2. Block, Push or Pull? Three Responses to Monkey Crop-Raiding in Japan

John Knight

Chapter 3. Unintended Consequences in Conservation: How Conflict Mitigation May Raise the Conflict Level - The Case of Wolf Management in Norway

Ketil Skogen

Chapter 4. Badger-Human Conflict: An Overlooked Historical Context for Bovine TB Debates in the UK

Angela Cassidy

Chapter 5. Savage Values: Conservation and Personhood in Southern Suriname

Marc Brightman

Chapter 6 . Wildlife Value Orientations as an Approach to Understanding the Social Context of Human-Wildlife Conflict

Alia M. Dietsch, Michael J. Manfredo and Tara L. Teel

Chapter 7. A Long Term Comparison of Local Perceptions of Crop Loss to Wildlife at Kibale National Park, Uganda: Exploring Consistency Across Individuals and Sites

Lisa Naughton-Treves, Jessica L'Roe, Andrew L'Roe and Adrian Treves

Chapter 8. Conservation Conflict Transformation: Addressing the Missing Link in Wildlife Conservation

Francine Madden and Brian McQuinn

Chapter 9. Engaging Farmers and Understanding Their Behaviour to Develop Effective Deterrents to Crop Damage by Wildlife

Graham E. Wallace and Catherine M. Hill

Chapter 10. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Sites of Negative Human-Wildlife Interactions: Current Applications and Future Developments

Amanda D. Webber, Stewart Thompson, Neil Bailey and Nancy E. C. Priston

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Review quote

"All the chapters in this book have much to offer... I found this book to be inspiring and informative and a very welcome addition to the fascinating, complex and diverse ways people interact with wildlife." * The Primate Eye

"This timely volume is a must read for students, academics, researchers, and conservation practitioners and wildlife managers. It not only aims to raise awareness of the human-human conflict dimensions that often underlie or aggravate people-wildlife co-existence, but provides readers with useful approaches in addressing these." * Tatyana Humle, University of Kent

"This book is excellent and essential reading for anyone interested in human-wildlife coexistence, including researchers at all levels, conservation professionals, policy makers and funders. The editors and authors of this volume advocate convincingly for a radical change in measures taken to understand human-wildlife interactions, calling for a biosocial approach, and the integration of social and natural sciences." * Joanna M. Setchell, Durham University
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About Catherine M. Hill

Amanda D. Webber is a Lecturer in Conservation Science at Bristol Zoological Society. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focuses on human-wildlife interactions and she is interested in people's perceptions of wildlife (particularly urban or 'pest' species) and the development of co-existence strategies.
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