Creative Conservation

Interactive management of wild and captive animals

  • P. J. S. Olney
  • G. M. Mace
  • A. T. C. Feistner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. D. Magin, T. H. Johnson, B. Groombridge, M. Jenkins, H. Smith
      Pages 3-31
    3. R. K. Wayne, M. W. Bruford, D. Girman, W. E. R. Rebholz, P. Sunnucks, A. C. Taylor
      Pages 92-117
    4. W. V. Holt
      Pages 144-166
    5. M. H. Woodford, P. B. Rossiter
      Pages 178-200
  3. Reintroduction and Captive Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. A. C. Wilson, M. R. Stanley Price
      Pages 243-264
    3. B. B. Beck, L. G. Rapaport, M. R. Stanley Price, A. C. Wilson
      Pages 265-286
    4. D. G. Kleiman, M. R. Stanley Price, B. B. Beck
      Pages 287-303
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327

About this book

Introduction

Past progress and future challenges R.J. Wheater Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. In the past two decades much has been achieved in the sphere of breeding endangered species, and we should be pleased that our co­ operative efforts have already borne so much fruit. However, on balance and despite the best efforts of conservationists, the position of wildlife in the wild places where they are best conserved has become worse, often dramatically worse. Before returning to the United Kingdom in 1972, I was in Uganda for 16 years, most of which time was spent as Chief Warden of Murchison Falls National Park. Our main problem was that an over-population of large mammals was having a devastating impact on the habitat. Devas­ tation was being wrought on woodland areas by the arrival of large numbers of elephants into the sanctuary of the Park, following changes in land use in the areas outside the Park. These changes were in response to the requirements of an ever-expanding human population.

Keywords

animals biodiversity biology development environment fauna fish genetics mammals organization population research

Editors and affiliations

  • P. J. S. Olney
    • 1
  • G. M. Mace
    • 2
  • A. T. C. Feistner
    • 3
  1. 1.Zoological GardensFederation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and IrelandLondonUK
  2. 2.Institute of ZoologyZoological Society of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Jersey Wildlife Preservation TrustLes Augres Manor, TrinityChannel IslandsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0721-1
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4311-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0721-1
  • About this book