Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

This book addresses the multidisciplinary challenges in biodiversity conservation with a focus on wildlife crime and how forensic tools can be applied to protect species and preserve ecosystems.

Author: Susan C. Underkoffler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030646820

Category: Nature

Page: 485

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This book addresses the multidisciplinary challenges in biodiversity conservation with a focus on wildlife crime and how forensic tools can be applied to protect species and preserve ecosystems. Illustrated by numerous case studies covering different geographical regions and species the book introduces to the fundamentals of biodiversity conflicts, outlines the unique challenges of wildlife crime scenes and reviews latest techniques in environmental forensics, such as DNA metagenomics. In addition, the volume explores the socio-economic perspective of biodiversity protection and provides an overview of national and international conservation laws. The field of conservation medicine stresses the importance of recognizing that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably interdependent and the book serves as important contribution towards achieving the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals, in particular SDG 15, Life on Land. The book addresses graduate students, scientists and veterinary professionals working in wildlife research and conservation biology.
Categories: Nature

Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

This book wil be of enormous interest and value to the students and teachers of colleges and universities, scientists of research centers and institutes, and professional as well as amateur wildlife biologists, ecologists, conservationists, ...

Author: Mallapureddi Vikram Reddy

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 817035529X

Category: Animal diversity conservation

Page: 390

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Wildlife Biodiversity is of paramount importance to mankind as it is the storehouse of myried types of ecosystem resources that serve the vital need food, fiber, fuel, fodder, medicines, etc. indispensable for human beings. It is of ecological, economical, aesthetic, scientific and recreational value and supplies a variety of ecosystem services . However, various types of human activities annihilate the biodiversity in nature leading to their abandonment befor their beneficial characteristics are discovered. Thus, there is an imperative need for the conservation of biodiversity in wilderness. This book includes various aspects of wildlife biodiversity spread over diverse parts including different protected areas-Wildlife Sancturaries, National Parks, Tiger Reserves and Marine Biosphere Reserves of Indian subcotinent, starting from Western Ghats (Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalakad-Mundanthuri Tiger Reserve, Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve and others) to Eastern Ghats, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in the East, Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park and others in the West, and Keolodeo National Park Sariska, and other protected areas in the North. The chapters of the book include fascinating first-hand information on diverse species, about 78 species of wild animals (invertebrates-annelids and arthropods to Vertebrates-reptiles, birds and mammals) (Part-I of the Book) and about 500 species of wild plants (medicinal herbs to trees) (Part-II of the Book). This book wil be of enormous interest and value to the students and teachers of colleges and universities, scientists of research centers and institutes, and professional as well as amateur wildlife biologists, ecologists, conservationists, Officials of Forest Departments of State and Central Government, and others with an interest on wildlife biodiversity and conservation. Contents Chapter 1: Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation with Special Reference to Soil Biodiversity for a Sustainable Society (The Keynote Address Delivered at the Inaugural Session of the Seminar) by M C Dash; Chapter 2: Importance of Taxonomy in Conservation of Biodiversity by T C Narendran; Chapter 3: Joining Hands for Biodiversity Conservation by B K Mishra, Ruchi Badola and A K Bhardwaj; Chapter 4: Ecological Analysis of Spatial Distributions of Important Wildlife Species on the Western Anamalai Region (Kerala) by P V Karunakaran, M Balasubramanian, P Couteron and B R Ramesh; Part-I: Biodiversity and Conservation of Wildlife (Animals); Chapter 5: Ungulate Conservation in India by K Sankar; Chapter 6: Mammalian Diversity in Kerala by P Padmanabhan and N U Cini; Chapter 7: Man-Wildlife Conflict in Protected Areas: A Case Study of Gaur Bos gaurs H Smith from Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Goa by Suman D Gad and S K Shyama; Chapter 8: Scent Marking by Indian Blackbuck: Characteristics and Spatial Distribution of Urine, Pellet, Preorbital and Interdigital Gland Marking in Captivity by T Rajagopal and G Archunan; Chapter 9: Conservation Status of Indian Flying Foxd Pteropus giganteus in Tamil Nadu, South India by S Ezil Vendan, B Kaleeswaran, K Baskar and A Alwin Prem Anand; Chapter 10: Factors Influencing Waterbird Populations at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India by C Venkatraman, K Thiyagesan R Nagarajan and J T Jothinayagam; Chapter 11: Diversity of Coastal Birds in Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Southern India by C Venkatraman; Chapter 12: Avifauna of Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary: A Management Perspective by Justus Joshua, S F Wesly Sunderraj, Vijayakumar and V Gokula; Chapter 13: Foraging Pattern of Birds During the Breeding Season in Dry Deciduous Forest of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India by V Gokula; Chapter 14: The Nest and Nest Materials of Wire Tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithi) in Kodiyampalayam Area Near Pichavaram Mangrove, Tamil Nadu (India) by S Sandilyan, K Thiyagesan and S Balamuragan; Chapter 15: Avian Biodiversity in Paddy Agroecosystem in Relation to Different Crop Stages and Species Conservation Strategies by V Ravinder Reddy; Chapter 16: Impact of Land-Use Change on Fan Throated Lizard (Sitana ponticeriana) Population by J Subramanean and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 17: Butterfly Abundance and Diversity Patterns in Urban Habitats of Kolkata and Adjoining Suburban Areas, West Bengal by Upamanyu Hore; Chapter 18: Isolation of Bioinsecticides from Lepidoptera: Striped Tiger Butterly, Danaus genutia by Arunava Das, Chandan Mithra, R Revanna and K Chandrashekar; Chapter 19: Biodiversity and Niches of Ants in Alagar Hills, Tamil Nadu by B Kaleeswaram, S Ezil Vendan, B Poovalinga Ganesh and S Bhavatarini; Chapter 20: Migratory Potential of Assassin Bugs of Keeripparai Range of Agasthia Malai Biosphere, Southern Western Ghats by S Israel Stalin, S Anitha, E Eyarine Jeha Malar, S Kiruba and S Sam Manohar Das; Chapter 21: Conservation of Natural Aquatic Resources and their Biodiversity with Reference to Lake Ecosystems by A Yudhistra Kumar and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 22: Current Population, Distribution and Dynamics of Aquatic Animal Diversity of Chambal River, Madhya Pradesh and its Threats to Sand Mining by S R Taigor, Faiyaz, A Khudsar and R J Rao; Chapter 23: Ecology of Polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta) Associated with Seaweeds in Kudankulam Coast, Gulf of Mannar by S Satheesh, I Sreevidya, Y Leninraj and S Godwin Wesley; Chapter 24: Conservation of Endangered Earthworms by Swati Pattnaik and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 25: Depletion of Wildlife in Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh by Ch Sammaian, E Narayana, Ch Samatha and Ch Sravanthi; Part-II Biodiversity and Conservation of Endangered Wildlife (Plants); Chapter 26: Commonly Used Medicinal Plants of the Coastal Belt of Kanyakumari District and their Role in Conservation of Butterfly Diversity by S Kiruba, S Ruba Gnana Solomon, S Israel Stalin, S Jeeva and Sam Manohar Das; Chapter 27: Endemic Medicinal Plants Used by Tribal People in Tirunelveli Hills, Western Ghats of India by M Ayyanar and S Ignacimuthu; Chapter 28: Medicinal Plant Diversity in Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa: Utilization, Exploitation and Conservation by Chiranjibi Pattanaik and C Sudhakar Reddy; Chapter 29: Conservation through in vitro Propagation of a Critically Endangered Medicinal Plant, Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D Don) Soo by Anjuli Agarwal, D Khokhar and Vishwanth; Chapter 30: An Attempt to Conserve Centella asiatica L.: A Highly Essential Medicinal Plant, through in vitro Nodal Segment Culture by H Mohapatra, D P Barik and S P Rath; Chapter 31: Conservation Strategy and Status of Trees in Tamil Nadu by S Anbazhakan, G Jayanthi, S Nirmala and K Kuzhalini; Chapter 32: Biodiversity, Complex Web of Specie Interactions and Holistic Approach in Wildlife Conservation by N Parthasarathy; Chapter 33: Diversity and Distribution of Dipterocarps in Andaman Islands by M Rajkumar and N Parthasarathy; Chapter 34: Conservation of Mangrove Forest for Preventing Ecological Disaster in the Coastal Belt of Orissa by M Pradhan; Chapter 35: Ecotourism Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Protected Areas: A Prospective Study by Sampad Kumar Swain; Chapter 36: Biodiversity and Eco-Conservation with Special Reference to NEH Region by B Gopichand; Chapter 37: The Carring Capacity and the Problems of Future Conservation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands by T Subramanyam Naidu; Chapter 38: True Chronicles: The Jungle Narratives of Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson- From Big Game Hunting to Conservation of Wildlife and Biodiversity by Murali Sivaramakrishnan
Categories: Animal diversity conservation

Links Between Biodiversity Conservation Livelihoods and Food Security

Links Between Biodiversity Conservation  Livelihoods and Food Security

The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat is likely to continue to rise.

Author: Sue Mainka

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831706382

Category: Nature

Page: 135

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The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat is likely to continue to rise. This Occasional Paper contains the background information presented to participants at a workshop jointly organized by IUCN, FAO and TRAFFIC in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The workshop aimed to forge functional links among the various stakeholders concerned with the unsustainable use of wild fauna for food, and it contains the communiqué and a summary of the discussions related to problems and solutions.
Categories: Nature

Trends in Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Trends in Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary 2.67 29.79 0.75 Status of Wildlife Conservation in India The setting up of National Parks and Sanctuaries is a part of wider effort by the state and central Governments to protect India's wildlife .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051614124

Category: Biodiversity

Page:

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Contributed articles with reference to India.
Categories: Biodiversity

The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation

The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation

In view of the above it is clear that biodiversity conservation strategies ought to take into account regional and ... The study also clearly shows that the present system of giving compensation to farmers affected by wildlife damage is ...

Author: K.N Ninan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136554261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is possibly the most powerful tool for halting the loss of biodiversity while maintaining incomes and livelihoods. Yet rarely have such approaches been applied to tropical forest ?hotspots?, which house the vast majority of the planets plant and animal species. This ground-breaking work is the most comprehensive and detailed examination of the economics of environmental valuation and biodiversity conservation to date. Focusing on the Western Ghats of India, one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, this volume looks at a cross-section of local communities living within or near sanctuaries and reserve forests such as coffee growers, indigenous people and farmers-cum-pastoralists to assess the use and non-use values that people derive from tropical forests. It also looks at the extent of their dependence on forests for various goods and services, and examines their perceptions and attitudes towards biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection. The book concludes with an assessment of the institutional alternatives and policies for promoting biodiversity conservation through economic valuation methods. Related titles Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management (2005) 1-84407-095-6
Categories: Business & Economics

Wildlife in the Anthropocene

Wildlife in the Anthropocene

Imagining conservation in a world where humans are geological actors entangled within and responsible for powerful, unstable, and unpredictable planetary forces, this work nurtures a future environmentalism that is more hopeful and ...

Author: Jamie Lorimer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452944296

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange to be human, too captive to truly be wild, but too wild to be domesticated—where do elephants fall in our understanding of nature? In Wildlife in the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer argues that the idea of nature as a pure and timeless place characterized by the absence of humans has come to an end. But life goes on. Wildlife inhabits everywhere and is on the move; Lorimer proposes the concept of wildlife as a replacement for nature. Offering a thorough appraisal of the Anthropocene—an era in which human actions affect and influence all life and all systems on our planet— Lorimer unpacks its implications for changing definitions of nature and the politics of wildlife conservation. Wildlife in the Anthropocene examines rewilding, the impacts of wildlife films, human relationships with charismatic species, and urban wildlife. Analyzing scientific papers, policy documents, and popular media, as well as a decade of fieldwork, Lorimer explores the new interconnections between science, politics, and neoliberal capitalism that the Anthropocene demands of wildlife conservation. Imagining conservation in a world where humans are geological actors entangled within and responsible for powerful, unstable, and unpredictable planetary forces, this work nurtures a future environmentalism that is more hopeful and democratic.
Categories: Science

The Vicu a

The Vicu  a

In this book we argue that sustainability is not guaranteed by sustainable use, and that both education and regulation are required to prevent the proliferation of unsustainable practices.

Author: Iain Gordon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387094768

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Things have changed. In 1969 when the Convention for the Conservation of the Vicuña was drafted, in an attempt to save the vicuña from its tumbling decline towards extinction, both the science and the philosophy of wildlife conservation were radically different. It is thus a tribute to the prescience of those involved at the time that the rescue plan had, even through the harsh lens of hindsight, a d- tinctly Twenty First Century flavour. After all, it was predicated on the expectation that if vicuña could be saved, they would one day become a valued asset, generating revenue for the human communities that fostered their survival. Embodied in this aspiration are the main structures of modern biodiversity conservation – not only is it to be underpinned by science, but that science should be of both the natural and the social genres, woven into inter-disciplinarity, and thereby taking heed of e- nomics, governance, ownership and the like, alongside biology. In addition, it should include, as a major strut, the human dimension, taking account of the affected constituencies with their varied stakes in alternative outcomes. This c- temporary framework for thinking about biodiversity conservation is inseparable from such wider, and inherently political, notions as community-based conser- tion and ultimately sustainable use.
Categories: Science

Conservation Is Our Government Now

Conservation Is Our Government Now

A significant contribution to political ecology, Conservation Is Our Government Now is an ethnographic examination of the history and social effects of conservation and development efforts in Papua New Guinea.

Author: Paige West

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A significant contribution to political ecology, Conservation Is Our Government Now is an ethnographic examination of the history and social effects of conservation and development efforts in Papua New Guinea. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted over a period of seven years, Paige West focuses on the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, the site of a biodiversity conservation project implemented between 1994 and 1999. She describes the interactions between those who ran the program—mostly ngo workers—and the Gimi people who live in the forests surrounding Crater Mountain. West shows that throughout the project there was a profound disconnect between the goals of the two groups. The ngo workers thought that they would encourage conservation and cultivate development by teaching Gimi to value biodiversity as an economic resource. The villagers expected that in exchange for the land, labor, food, and friendship they offered the conservation workers, they would receive benefits, such as medicine and technology. In the end, the divergent nature of each group’s expectations led to disappointment for both. West reveals how every aspect of the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area—including ideas of space, place, environment, and society—was socially produced, created by changing configurations of ideas, actions, and material relations not only in Papua New Guinea but also in other locations around the world. Complicating many of the assumptions about nature, culture, and development underlying contemporary conservation efforts, Conservation Is Our Government Now demonstrates the unique capacity of ethnography to illuminate the relationship between the global and the local, between transnational processes and individual lives.
Categories: Business & Economics

Biodiversity Conservation Law and Livelihoods Bridging the North South Divide

Biodiversity Conservation  Law and Livelihoods  Bridging the North South Divide

The interpretation given to biodiversity for this purpose reflects its meaning for the purposes of international law. This interpretation is the natural diversity of native wildlife together with the environmental conditions necessary ...

Author: Michael I. Jeffery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521885034

Category: Law

Page: 598

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The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies' third colloquium brought together more than 130 experts from 27 nations on nearly every continent. This book brings together a number of papers presented there and offers a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures.
Categories: Law