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Wildlife Production Systems: Economic Utilisation of Wild Ungulates

ISBN: 9780521349147 | 0521349141
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub. Date: 1/14/2010

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This book, first published in 1989, examines the controversial position of commercial utilisation in relation to wildlife conservation. Production of large mammals has earned respectability as an agricultural strategy and its evaluation has been listed as a priority requirement in the World Conservation Strategy. However, many authorities question whether wildlife production is a viable economic and environmental strategy, and suggest that it runs counter to its claimed purpose. This book evaluates this controversy by chronicling the changing role of wildlife and by reflecting on the implications of these trends. The book should be of interest to people both applauding and deploring the use of wildlife in this economic role.

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