Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

Berghahn Books | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 178533462X | 228 Pages | PDF | 11.35 mb
by Catherine M. Hill (Editor),? Amanda D. Webber (Editor),? Nancy E. C. Priston (Editor)

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.

Review
"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

About the Author
Catherine M. Hill is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. Her main areas of research are people-wildlife interactions and conservation and local communities. Prior to her current appointment she was a lecturer in Biological Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, University of Durham (1994-2000) and the Demonstrator in Human Ecology, Institute of Biological Anthropology, Oxford University (1991-1993)

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