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Fencing for Conservation: Restriction of Evolutionary Potential or a Riposte to Threatening Processes?
  

Fencing for Conservation: Restriction of Evolutionary Potential or a Riposte to Threatening Processes? (Paperback, 2012 ed.)

Edited by Somers, Michael J.
Edited by Hayward, Matthew

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The conflict between increasing human population and biodiversity conservation is one of the IUCN's key threatening processes. Conservation planning has received a great deal of coverage and research as a way of conserving biodiversity yet, while theoretically successful, it has ...never been tested. Simple lines on maps to illustrate conservation areas are unlikely to be successful in the light of human encroachment. It may be that some form of overt display is necessary to ensure the protection of reserves. This may be signage, presence of guards/rangers or physical fencing structures. The need for some form of barrier goes beyond restricting human access. The megafauna of Africa pose a genuine threat to human survival. In southern Africa, fences keep animals in and protect the abutting human population. Elsewhere, fencing is not considered important or viable. Where poverty is rife, it won't take much to tip the balance from beneficial conservation areas to troublesome repositories of crop-raiders, diseases and killers. Conversely, in New Zealand fences are used to keep animals out. Introduced species have decimated New Zealand's endemic birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and several sites have been entirely encapsulated in mouse-proof fencing to ensure their protection. Australia faces the same problems as New Zealand, however surrounds its national parks with cattle fences. Foxes and cats are free to enter and leave at will, resulting in rapid recolonisation following poisoning campaigns. How long will these poison campaigns work before tolerance, aversion or resistance evolves in the introduced predator populations?
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ISBN 9781489999009
Released NZ 26 Jan 2014
Format Paperback, 2012 ed.
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ISBN-13 9781489999009
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Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Springer
Released 26 Jan 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 2012 ed.
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition 2012 ed.
Author(s) Edited by Somers, Michael J.
Edited by Hayward, Matthew
Category Plant Ecology
Animal Ecology
Biodiversity
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Conservation Of The Environment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 333.72
Weight 516g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Life sciences, Conservation biology, Nature Conservation, Biodiversity, Environmental management
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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