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Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Science and Practice

Barney Dickson (Editor), Jonathan Hutton (Editor), Bill Adams (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-0318-6
384 pages
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Recreational hunting has long been a controversial issue. Is it a threat to biodiversity or can it be a tool for conservation, giving value to species and habitats that might otherwise be lost? Are the moral objections to hunting for pleasure well founded? Does recreational hunting support rural livelihoods in developing countries, or are these benefits exaggerated by proponents?

For the first time, this book addresses many of the issues that are fundamental to an understanding of the real role of recreational hunting in conservation and rural development. It examines the key issues, asks the difficult questions, and seeks to present the answers to guide policy. Where the answers are not available, it highlights gaps in our knowledge and lays out the research agenda for the next decade.

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Notes on contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Part 1 Conservation and Hunting.

1. Conservation and hunting: friends or foes? N. Leader-Williams.

2. An overview of recreational hunting in North America, Europe and Australia Robin Sharp and Kai Wollscheid.

3. Recreational fisheries: socio-economic importance, conservation issues and management challenges Robert Arlinghaus and Steven J. Cooke.

4. The ethics of recreational hunting Barney Dickson.

Part 2 Science.

5. The science of sustainable hunting E.J.Milner-Gulland, Nils Bunnefeld and Gil Proaktor.

6. Guns, sheep and genes: when and why trophy hunting may be a selective pressure Marco Festa-Bianchet and Ray Lee.

7. Science and the recreational hunting of lions Andrew Loveridge, Craig Packer and Adam Dutton.

Part 3 Livelihoods.

8. Sportsman’s shot, poacher’s pot: hunting, local people and the history of conservation William M. Adams.

9. Exploitation prevents extinction: Case study of endangered Himalayan sheep and goats Michael R. Frisina & Sardar Naseer A. Tareen.

10. Community benefits from safari hunting and related activities in southern Africa Brian T.B. Jones.

Part 4 Policy and Practice.

11. Conservation values from falconry Robert E. Kenward.

12. Gamebird science, agricultural policy and biodiversity conservation in lowland UK Nicholas J. Aebischer.

13. The re-introduction of recreational hunting in Uganda Richard H. Lamprey and Arthur Mugisha.

14. Does recreational hunting conflict with photo-tourism? Richard Davies, Kas Hamman and Hector Magome.

Part 5 Governance.

15. When does hunting contribute to conservation & rural development? Bill Wall and Brian Child.

16. Recreational hunting and sustainable wildlife use in North America Shane Patrick Mahoney.

17. The development of a recreational hunting industry and its relationship with conservation in southern Africa Vernon R. Booth and David H.M. Cumming.

18. The influence of corruption on the conduct of recreational hunting N. Leader-Williams, R.D. Baldus and R.J. Smith.

Part 6 Regulation and Certification.

19. Regulation and recreational hunting Alison M. Rosser.

20. The application of certification to hunting: a case for simplicity Brian Child and Bill Wall.

Conclusion.

21. Conservation, Livelihoods and Recreational Hunting: Issues and Strategies William M Adams, Barney Dickson, Holly Dublin and Jon Hutton.

Index

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Barney Dickson has recently taken up a post with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Before that he was Head of International Policy at Fauna & Flora International where he worked on a range of international conservation policy issues, including conservation and poverty reduction, sustainable use and the trade in wild species.

Jon Hutton is Director of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre based in Cambridge, UK. He is on the Steering Committee of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, Chair of its Sustainable Use Specialist Group and Honorary Professor of Sustainable Resource Use with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.

Bill Adams is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development. He is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1984. His research focuses on the social dimensions of conservation in Africa and the UK. He is a Trustee of Fauna & Flora International.

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