Rewilding

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Rewilding Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 460 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises; 32 Halftones, unspecified; 7 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9781108460125 Categories: , ,

Through a global and interdisciplinary lens, Rewilding discusses, analyses and summarizes the novel conservation approach of rewilding. Rewilding introduces key rewilding definitions and initiatives, highlighting their similarities and differences. It reviews matches and mismatches between the current state of ecological knowledge and the stated aims of rewilding projects, and discusses the role of human action in rewilding initiatives. Collating current scholarship, the book also considers the merits and dangers of rewilding approaches, as well as the economic and socio-political realities of using rewilding as a conservation tool. Its interdisciplinary nature will appeal to a broad range of readers, from primary ecologists and conservation biologists to land managers, policy makers and conservation practitioners in NGOs and government departments. Written for a scientifically literate readership of academics, researchers, students, and managers, the book also acts as a key resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

Weight1.2 kg
'Rewilding is the first book to be published solely to explore the concepts, benefits and risks of rewilding in depth, and it will be a key resource for stakeholders and on undergraduate and graduate courses.' Susan Alexander, The Biologist

Author Biography

Nathalie Pettorelli is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. She is a Senior Editor for Journal of Applied Ecology and the Conservation Specialist Interest Group Chair for the British Ecological Society. Sarah M. Durant is a Senior Research Fellow at the Zoological Society of London and is affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). She leads the Serengeti Cheetah Project, the longest ongoing study of wild cheetah, and the Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dog. Johan T. du Toit is a Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. He studies the ecology of large mammals in terrestrial ecosystems and the integration of science and management in conservation.