State of the wild : a global portrait /

Discusses emerging issues in wildlife and nature conservation and highlights worldwide efforts to preserve natural habitat and resources, as well as providing a conservation forecast for the near future.

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)
Other Authors: Fearn, Eva, 1974-, Redford, Kent Hubbard., Woods, Ward.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • By the numbers: Wildlife conservation in a time of war
  • Foreword: Conservation and the global economic recession
  • Introduction: Future states of the wild
  • PART I: State of the Wild: State of the wild: wounded wilderness
  • Global conservation and news highlights: Africa; Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; Central and South America; Europe; North America; Oceans
  • Discoveries
  • The rarest of the rare: Some of the world's most endangered animals
  • Rarest ecosystems
  • Emerging diseases and conservation
  • An update on One World-One Health
  • Champions of the wild
  • PART II: Focus on the Wild: Wildlife conservation in a time of war
  • Conservation amid war
  • Conservation and governance: Lessons from the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan
  • Marine life in times of conflict
  • Who owns the wild? Civil conflict in Africa
  • Parks as peace makers: The Peru-Ecuador Divide
  • PART III: Emerging issues in the wild:
  • Conservaiton of Wildlife
  • Vanishing Asian turtles
  • What future for forest elephants?
  • Restoration of the Guanaco, icon of Patagonia
  • Changing flyways: Migratory birds in a warming world
  • Conservation of Wild Places:
  • The boreal forest: Trouble in Canada's great wilderness
  • Inspiring ocean conservation
  • The wild and the city
  • Life waters: Wetlands and climate change
  • Conservation controversy: Can paying for ecosystem services save biodiversity?
  • The Art and Practice of Conservation:
  • Faith, hope, and conservation
  • Canine detection teams and conservation
  • Agriculture and wildlife in Europe
  • The dilemma of confiscated wildlife
  • The evolving practice of conservation in Rwanda
  • Final thoughts: Safe havens for wildlife and people in contested Holy Lands.