Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.
Cambridge University Press; August 2005
- ISBN 9780511126529
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?
- Author: Rosie Woodroffe (ed.); Simon Thirgood (ed.); Alan Rabinowitz (ed.)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
In The Press
'Not only is the book an excellent introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students but also the many insightful comments and discussions will hopefully make this a useful reference for wildlife managers, helping them to both understand and resolve human wildlife conflicts.' Biologist