Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about a€c systems thinkinga€c working with social scientistsa€c managing citizen inputa€c using economics to inform decision makinga€c preparing questionnairesa€c ethical considerations... connecting Pennsylvania students to the National Archery in the Schools Program, which teaches archery in physical education classes for 4th through 12th graders. The Game Commission also supported passage of legislation to reduce barriers to youth participation in hunting. ... This mentora€”apprentice approach allows for safe first-year hunting experiences within a supportive social structure.

Title:Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management
Author: Daniel J. Decker, Shawn J. Riley, William F. Siemer
Publisher:JHU Press - 2012-09-24

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