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Editors: John D. Harris and Paul L. Brown
Book Description:
Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals, and other organisms. Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative. Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems, Deserts, rain forests, plains, and other areas—including the most developed urban sites—all have distinct forms of wildlife. While the term in popular culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that wildlife around the world is impacted by human activities.This new book examines the destruction, conservation and biodiversity of wildlife.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. Forest Ecosystems and Zoonoses; pp. 3-47
(Nenad Turk, Josip Margaletic, Alemka Markotić - Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagred, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 2. Contraction and Status of Maasai Lands as Wildlife Dispersal Areas and Implications for Wildlife Conservation in Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya; pp. 49-96
(Moses Makonjio Okello and Kaite Grasty - The School of Field Studies, Centre for Wildlife Management Studies, Kenya)

Chapter 3. Conservation During Conflict: Strategic Planning to Deal with War in Sub-Saharan Africa; pp. 97-109
(Stephanie Prevost and Andrew T. Smith - School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)

Chapter 4. Ecology of Soil Seed Bank in Conservation and Restoration of Endangered Plants; pp. 111-133
(Yukio Honda - Experimental Station for Landscape Plants, The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter 5. Mathematical Models of Diseases Spreading in Symbiotic Communities; pp. 135-179
(Mainul Haque and Ezio Venturino - School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottinghma, University Park, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 6. Effects of Chemical Contaminants on Wildlife: Identification of Biomarkers in A Sentinel Species; pp. 181-200
(Poletta, GL., A. Larriera, P. Siroski, et al. - Proyecto Yacaré,(Gob. de Santa Fe/MUPCN), Sta.Fe, Argentina, Cat. Toxicol., Farmacol. y Bioq. Cs. Biol., UNL, Sta. Fe, Arg.; Group Inv. Biol. Evol. (GIBE), Fac. Cs. Exactas y Nat., UBA, Bs. As., Arg.; CONICET, Arg., et al.)

Chapter 7. Evidence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra Linnaeus, 1758) Fecal Bacteria in Portugal; pp. 201-221
(Oliveira M, Pedroso N, Sales-Luís T, et al. - CIISA/Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Ténica de Lisboa, Avenida da Universidade, et al.)

Chapter 8. Behavior of Wild Animals Against Humans in Reservations, Sanctuaries, and Hunted Areas - Review and theoretical approach; pp. 223-237
(Klaus M. Scheibe - Leibniz -Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin)

Chapter 9. Climate Change Effects on Wildlife Populations; pp. 239-252
(Joerg Tews, Peter L.F. Fast and Marie Fast - Department of Biology, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada, and others)

Chapter 10. A Sri Lankan Elephant Orphanage: Does it Increase Willingness to Conserve Elephants? How do Visitors React to it?; pp. 253-275
(Clem Tisdell and Ranjith Bandara - The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

Chapter 11. Wildlife Conservation and the Value of New Zealand's Otago Peninsula: Economic Impacts and Other Considerations; pp. 277-290
(Clem Tisdell, The Univesity of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Short Communications

Biological Monitoring Using a New Technique; pp. 293-300
(Mariko Mochizuki, Makoto Mori, Ryo Hondo, et al. - Department of Applied Sciences, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

GIS-based Habitat Model of Java Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) Using Inductive Approach in Java Island, Indonesia; pp. 301-312
(Syartinilia, Satoshi Tsuyuki and Jung soo Lee - Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia, and others)

Conflicts with Humans and Conservation of Large Cats in Brazilian Ranches; pp. 313-323
(Francesca Belem Lopes Palmeira - Research Department, Reserva Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil)

From Acceptance to Support: When Damage Compensation Turns into Performance Payments; pp. 325-331
(Kathleen Schwerdtner Mánez - Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bermen, Germany)

The Significance of Anthropogenic Impact on Forage Plant Species Richness in Structure of Rumminant Guilds: Food Benefits of Pastures with Two Forest Types; pp. 333-343
(Ilya S. Sheremet'ev, Elena A. Pimenova, Irina N. Sheremet'eva, et al - Laboratory of Theriology, Institute of Biology & Soil Science of FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia, and others)

Index pp.345-366

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      Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 366.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-974-2
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