Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest: Resource Use And Conservation

Hardcover | December 4, 2013

byMatti Salo, Anders SirTn, Risto Kalliola

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Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest bridges gaps of knowledge fragmented among scientific disciplines as it addresses this multifaceted phenomenon that is simultaneously global and local. The authors emphasize the interwoven nature of issues specific to the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural realms of wild species harvest. The book presents the diagnosing wild species harvest procedure as a universal approach that integrates seven thematic perspectives to harvest systems: resource dynamics, costs and benefits, management, governance, knowledge, spatiality, and legacies. When analyzed, these themes help to build a holistic understanding of this globally important phenomenon. Scholars, professionals and students in various fields related to natural resources will find the book a valuable resource. Wild species form important resources for people worldwide, and their harvest is a major driver of ecosystem change. Tropical forests regions, including Amazonia, are among those parts of the world where wild species are particularly important for people's livelihoods and larger economies. This book draws on tangible experiences from Amazonia, presented in lively narratives intermingling scientific information with stories of the people engaged in harvest and management of wild species. These stories are linked to relevant theory of wild species harvest and wider discussions on conservation, development, and the global quest of sustainability. Includes research and report-style narratives describing a wide variety of concrete cases Addresses wild species harvest from a holistic perspective including ecological, economic and socio-cultural issues, not limiting the scope to a single type of resources Provides theoretical treatment of wild species harvest worldwide, with special emphasis in the most recent scientific understanding on the biodiversity of the Amazonian lowland region Presents an objective viewpoint, noting problems the harvest may cause as well as its potential to contribute both to biodiversity conservation and to local livelihoods and national economies Coherent, easily followed structure and abundant illustrations help the reader absorb central messages

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Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest bridges gaps of knowledge fragmented among scientific disciplines as it addresses this multifaceted phenomenon that is simultaneously global and local. The authors emphasize the interwoven nature of issues specific to the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural realms of wild species harvest. The book p...

Matti Salo is a biologist and PhD in Environmental Science. His fields of interest include governance, management and policy issues related to natural resources, biodiversity and conservation - with a particular emphasis in forest policies. Salo is a long-term Amazonia enthusiast and a member of the University of Turku Amazon Research ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:494 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123972043

ISBN - 13:9780123972040

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Table of Contents

PART 1 Focus on Wild Species Harvest

1. All Over the Earth, Since the Dawn of Time

2. A Conceptual Primer to Wild Species Harvest

PART 2 Stories from the Forest Floor

3. The Millennia of Wild Species Harvest in Amazonia

4. On a Winding Trail towards Sustainable Hunting

5. Fishing in and Fishing out the Amazon

6. River Turtles They Have Come Back

7. Palm Leaves, Sustainability, and Dignity

8. Collect Locally, Eat Globally the Journey of the Brazil Nut

9. Changing the Law of the Jungle Forests and Forestry in Peru

10. Biodiversity and Business An Experience with Medicinal Plants

11. Açaí: the Forest Farms of the Amazon Estuary

12. Blank Maps and Desires about Biodiversity Wealth

PART 3 Seven Thematic Perspectives

13. Resource Dynamics Behind the Provision from Nature

14. Costs and Benefits Weighted by Harvesters

15. Management of Resource Systems

16. Governance Shaping Incentive Structures

17. Knowledge for Action and Interaction

18. Spatiality in Nature and Society

19. Legacies from the Past and for the Future

PART 4 Diagnosis and Follow-up

20. Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest The DWiSH Procedure

21. Whose Interest? Whose Action?

22. Savage, Ravaged, or Managed?