State of the Wild 2010-2011
A Global Portrait
by Wildlife Conservation Society
About State of the Wild: A Global Portrait, 2010-2011
State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Each volume in the series combines evocative writings with a fascinating tour of conservation news highlights and vital statistics from around the world.
One-third of each volume focuses on a topic of particular concern to conservationists. This 2010-2011 edition considers how destabilization and war affect wildlife and wild places.
Only recently has the international community begun to appreciate the cost of conflict-simmering tension, war, and reconstruction-on the natural world. This special section examines the role that conservation plays in the context of human conflict considering issues such as: Can the work of saving wildlife and wild places help ameliorate tensions? Can conservation deepen political understanding? Can conservation help in post-conflict situations?
The book's twenty essays are intermixed with poetry and beautiful photos that capture our connection to the wild.
State of the Wild's accessible approach educates a wide range of audiences while at the same time presenting leading-edge scientific overviews of hot topics in conservation. Uniquely structured with magazine-like features up front, conservation news in the middle, and essays from eminent authors and experienced scientists throughout, this landmark series is an essential addition to any environmental bookshelf.
Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places through science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo in New York City. Together these activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth.
Table of Contents
BY THE NUMBERS Wildlife Conservation in a Time of War
Foreword Conservation and the Global Economic Recession by Ward Woods
Introduction Future States of the Wild by Kent H. Redford
PART 1 State of the Wild
State of the Wild: Wounded Wilderness by Gary Paul Nabhan
GLOBAL CONSERVTAION NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
Central and South America
Discoveries by Josh Ginsberg, Catherine Grippo, and Jane Perrino
Rarest of the Rare: Some of the World's Most Endangered Animals
Rarest Ecosystems by Patrick Comer
Emerging Diseases and Conservation: An Update on One World-One Health by William B. Karesh
Champions of the Wild
PART 2 Focus on the Wild
Wildlife Conservation in a Time of War, Conservation Amid War by Jeffrey A. McNeely
Conservation and Governance: Lessons from the Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan by Peter Zahler
Marine Life in Times of Conflict by Callum M. Roberts
Who Owns the Wild? Civil Conflict in Africa by Simon Anstey, Fred Nelson, and Liz Rihoy
Parks as Peace Makers: The Peru-Ecuador Divide by Virginia Rosas
PART 3 Emerging Issues in the Wild
Conservation of Wildlife
Vanishing Asian Turtles by Peter C. H. Pritchard
What Future for Forest Elephants? by Stephen Blake and Simon Hedges
Restoration of the Guanaco, Icon of Patagonia by Andrés J. Novaro
Changing Flyways: Migratory Birds in a Warming World by Janice Wormworth
Conservation of Wild Places
The Boreal Forest: Trouble in Canada's Great Wilderness by Peter Lee
Inspiring Ocean Conservation by Claudio Campagna
The Wild and the City Steward by T. A. Pickett
Life Waters: Wetlands and Climate Change by Carmen Revenga and Max Finlayson
Conservation Controversy: Can Paying for Ecosystem Services Save Biodiversity? by Will Stolzenburg
The Art and Practice of Conservation
Faith, Hope, and Conservation Martin Palmer and Tony Whitten
Canine Detection Teams and Conservation by Megan Parker and Aimee Hurt
Agriculture andWildlife in Europe by Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton
The Dilemma of Confiscated Wildlife by Michael Hutchins
The Evolving Practice of Conservationin Rwanda by Bill Weber
Safe Havens for Wildlife and People in Contested Holy Lands by Gary Paul Nabhan and Michael L. Rosenzweig