Human-Wildlife Conflict: Complexity in the Marine Environment

Paperback | August 30, 2015

EditorMegan Draheim, Francine Madden, Julie-Beth McCarthy

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Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) has classically been defined as a situation where wildlife impacts humans negatively (physically, economically, or psychologically), and where humans likewise negatively impact wildlife. However, there is growing consensus that the conflict between people aboutwildlife is as important as the conflict between people and wildlife. HWC not only affects the conservation of one species in a particular geographic area, but also impacts the willingness of an individual, a community, and wider society to support conservation programs in general. This bookexplores the complexity inherent in these situations, covering the theory, principles, and practical applications of HWC work, making it accessible and usable for conservation practitioners, as well as of interest to researchers more concerned with a theoretical approach to the subject. Through a series of case studies, the book's authors and editors tackle a wide variety of subjects relating to conflict, from the challenges of wicked problems and common pool resources, to the roles that storytelling and religion can play in conflict. Throughout the book, the authors work with aConservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) approach, adapted from the peacebuilding field to address the reality of conservation today. The authors utilise one of CCT's key analytic components, the Levels of Conflict model, as a tool to provide insight into their case studies. Although the examplesdiscussed are from the world of marine conservation, the lessons they provide are applicable to a wide variety of global conservation issues, including those in the terrestrial realm. Human-Wildlife Conflict will be essential reading for graduate students and established researchers in the field of marine conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for a global audience of conservation practitioners, wildlife managers, and other conservation professionals.

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Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) has classically been defined as a situation where wildlife impacts humans negatively (physically, economically, or psychologically), and where humans likewise negatively impact wildlife. However, there is growing consensus that the conflict between people aboutwildlife is as important as the conflict betw...

Dr Megan Draheim is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, located outside of Washington, D.C, where she teaches in the Masters of Natural Resource program. Her focus is on human-wildlife interactions (both positive and negative) in marine and terrestrial systems and how these ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.43 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Megan M. Draheim, Francine Madden, Julie-Beth McCarthy, and E.C.M. Parsons: IntroductionSection 1: Introduction to the Levels of Conflict1. Francine Madden and Brian McQuinn: Understanding Social Conflict and Complexity in the Marine EnvironmentSection 2: Policy and Human-Wildlife Conflict2. Catherine Booker and d'Shan Maycock: Conservation on island time: Stakeholder participation and conflict in marine resource management3. Jill Lewandowski: Transforming wicked environmental problems in the government arena: A case study of the effects of marine sound on marine mammals4. Christine Gleason: Conservation in conflict: An overview of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) management in Samana, Dominican Republic5. E.C.M. Parsons: Levels of marine human-wildlife conflict: A whaling case study6. Sarah Wise: Conflict and collaboration in marine conservation work: Transcending boundaries and encountering flamingosSection 3: Narratives and Human-Wildlife Conflict7. Rachel S. Sprague and Megan M. Draheim: Hawaiian monk seals: Labels, names, and stories in conflict8. Carlie Wiener: Flipper fallout: Dolphins as cultural workers and the human conflicts that ensue9. Julie-Beth McCarthy: Examining identity-level conflict: The role of religionMegan M. Draheim, Julie-Beth McCarthy, E.C.M. Parsons: Conclusion