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Wild Rangelands

Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Johan T. du Toit Richard Kock James Deutsch



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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
11 January 2010
Rangeland ecosystems which include unimproved grasslands, shrublands, savannas and semi-deserts, support half of the world?s livestock, while also providing habitats for some of the most charismatic of wildlife species. This book examines the pressures on rangeland ecosystems worldwide from human land use, over-hunting, and subsistence and commercial farming of livestock and crops. Leading experts have pooled their experiences from all continents to cover the ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management today.

This book provides practitioners and students of rangeland management and wildland conservation with a diversity of perspectives on a central question: can rangelands be wildlands?

The first book to examine rangelands from a conservation perspective Emphasizes the balance between the needs of people and livestock, and wildlife Written by an international team of experts covering all geographical regions Examines ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management and wildland conservation, providing a diversity of perspectives not seen before in a single volume
Edited by:   Johan T. du Toit, Richard Kock, James Deutsch
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   826g
ISBN:   9781405177856
ISBN 10:   1405177853
Series:   Conservation Science and Practice
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   11 January 2010
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Johan T. du Toit is a professor at Utah State University, where he is the Head of the Department of Wildland Resources. He is especially interested in the ecology of large mammals and the conservation of terrestrial ecosystems through the fusion of science and management. Richard Kock is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and specialist in wildlife medicine. He has worked with a focus on wildlife health and conservation, livestock and mixed wildlife/livestock communities and in rangelands throughout his career. He has worked for the Zoological Society of London for 26 years and now works in the African and South Asian region looking at wildlife health programmes in wild rangelands. James Deutsch directs the Africa Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with over a thousand staff working to save globally important landscapes and species in twelve African countries. James has lectured at the University of East Anglia and Imperial College, helped found the Tropical Biology Association and AIDS Treatment Project, ran Crusaid, and chairs Aidspan.

Reviews for Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems

In conclusion, Wild Rangelands is a must-read for researchers, conservationists and ranchers alike and should be included in university wildlife biology teaching curricula to facilitate a stronger grounding of biology graduates in the broader social issues affecting conservation today. (African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 2011)

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