Shepherding nature : the challenge of conservation reliance / J. Michael Scott, John A. Wiens, Beatrice Van Horne, Dale D. Goble ; with essays by Michael J. Bean [and others].
Contributor(s): Wiens, John A [author.] | Van Horne, Beatrice [author.] | Goble, Dale [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020.Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108377898 (ebook).Subject(s): Wildlife conservation -- Case studies | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Case studies | Wildlife conservation -- Philosophy | Human ecology -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 333.95/416 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Extinction and the challenge of conservation reliance -- The conservation spectrum -- The genesis of conservation reliance and the language of conservation -- What are the threats? -- Emerging threats in a rapidly changing world -- The role of policy and law -- What's in the conservationist's toolbox : species-centered approaches -- Expanding the conservationist's toolbox : going beyond species -- Conservation reliance is a human issue -- Making tough decisions : prioritizing species for conservation -- Being a good shepherd.
Globally, more and more species are at risk of extinction as the environment and climate change. Many of these species require long-term management to persist - they are conservation-reliant. The magnitude of this challenge requires a rethinking of how conservation priorities are determined and a broader societal commitment to conservation. Choices need to be made about which species will be conserved, for how long, and by whom. This volume uses case studies and essays by conservation practitioners from throughout the world to explore what conservation reliance is and what it means for endangered-species management. Chapters consider threats to species and how they are addressed, legal frameworks for protecting endangered species, societal contexts and conflicts over conservation goals, and how including conservation reliance can strengthen methods for prioritizing species for conservation. The book concludes by discussing how shepherding nature requires an evaluation of societal values and ethics.