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

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

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Nearly 40 percent of the earth’s surface is classified as rangeland, those rolling landscapes of grass, trees and shrubs that stretch far beyond the horizon. Yet dramatic social, economic, climatic and ecological changes are causing such ecosystems to shrink on all continents. In response, Johan du Toit and his two co-editors assembled a diverse group of internationally recognized researchers to pool their experiences from all continents and write Wild Rangelands, covering the ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of the situation as it exists today. Published by Wiley-Blackwell, this is the first book with a specific focus on the challenges of conserving wildlife while maintaining livestock communities in “wild rangelands”; those being extensive semi-arid ecosystems that have not yet been completely transformed by human activities. The book, which was commissioned by the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society (New York), offers ideas and perspectives for decision makers involved in planning, approving and funding projects that influence rangeland ecosystems on all continents, as well as researchers, conservation practitioners, educators and students.

ISBN

978-1-4051-7785-6

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

2010

City

Hoboken

Keywords

Grassland animals, Conservation, Range management, Livestock, Environmental aspects

Recommended Citation

du Toit, Johan, Richard Kock and James Deutsch, eds. Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystems. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

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Also available for sale through the publisher: Wiley-Blackwell.
Note: Johan du Toit, Richard Kock and James Deutsch are the editors of this publication.

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

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