Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012397755X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123977557
  • DDC: 639.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 494 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest brings together fragmented scientific knowledge as it addresses this global phenomenon. The authors emphasize the interwoven nature of issues specific to the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural realms of wild species harvest. The book integrates seven perspectives: resource dynamics, costs and benefits, management, governance, knowledge, spatiality, and legacies. When analyzed, these themes help build a holistic understanding of this important phenomenon. Scholars, professionals, and students in natural resources-related fields will find the book valuable. Wild species are important resources for people worldwide, and their harvest is a major driver of ecosystem change. Tropical forests are among those parts of the world where wild species are important for people's livelihoods and larger economies. This book draws on tangible experiences from Amazonia, presented in lively narratives intermingling scientific information with stories of those engaged in wild species harvest and management. These stories are linked to wild species harvest theory and discussions on conservation, development, and the global quest of sustainability.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Author Biographies.
1: Focus on Wild Species Harvest.
2: All Over the Earth, Since the Dawn of Time.
3: A Conceptual Primer to Wild Species Harvest.
4: Stories from the Forest Floor.
5: Millennia of Wild Species Harvest in Amazonia.
6: On a Winding Trail Towards Sustainable Hunting.
7: Fishing in and Fishing out the Amazon.
8: River Turtles – They Have Come Back.
9: Palm Leaves, Sustainability, and Dignity.
10: Collect Locally, Eat Globally – The Journey of the Brazil Nut.
11: Changing the Law of the Jungle: Forests and Forestry in Peru.
12: Biodiversity and Business: An Experience with Medicinal Plants.
13: Açaí: The Forest Farms of the Amazon Estuary.
14: Blank Maps and Desires about Biodiversity Wealth.
15: Seven Thematic Perspectives.
16: Resource Dynamics Behind the Provision from Nature.
17: Costs and Benefits Weighted by Harvesters.
18: Management of Resource Systems.
19: Governance Shaping Incentive Structures.
20: Knowledge for Action and Interaction.
21: Spatiality in Nature and Society.
22: Legacies from the Past and for the Future.
23: Diagnosis and Action.
24: Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest: The DWiSH Procedure.
25: Whose Interest? Whose Action?.
26: Savage, Ravaged, or Managed?.
Photo Credits.
Colour Plates.