Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

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Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those systems? Building their discussions from empirical, long-term data sets, contributors including James A. Estes, David S. Maehr, Tim McClanahan, AndrFs J. Novaro, John Terborgh, and Rosie Woodroffe explore a variety of issues surrounding the link between predation and biodiversity: What is the evidence for or against the link? Is it stronger in marine systems? What are the implications for conservation strategies?
Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity is the first detailed, broad-scale examination of the empirical evidence regarding the role of large carnivores in biodiversity conservation in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. It contributes to a much more precise and global understanding of when, where, and whether protecting and restoring top predators will directly contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. Everyone concerned with ecology, biodiversity, or large carnivores will find this volume a unique and thought-provoking analysis and synthesis.

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JUSTINA C. RAY is director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.

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"Aficionados of top-down community control will have their perspective broadened; skeptics will appreciate the detail and absence of dogma. Carnivore conservation, including restoration, remains a formidable challenge. What actions should be taken; what are the costs and consequences? This volume provides a mother lode of stimulation." --Robert T. Paine

"Carnivore researchers, conservationists, and enthusiasts alike, whether interested in terrestrial or aquatic systems, will surely benefit from, and truly enjoy, a thorough reading of this book. This is an unprecedented review of the role that carnivore conservation plays in saving biodiversity across the globe. Authorities in the field combine broad theory and specific case studies to give wide-ranging perspectives on a major conservation issue." --Todd K. Fuller

"The tension in this summary of the ecology of large carnivores is between the ecologists wishing to understand the role of large carnivores in ecosystems and the conservation biologists wishing to use these charismatic chaps for saving biodiversity. Both viewpoints and their intertwined interactions are brought together in an excellent manner here. You cannot help but to be carried away by the enthusiasm shown by these biologists for both goals. A top score to all the authors!" --Charles J. Krebs

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