The Vicuña

The Theory and Practice of Community Based Wildlife Management

  • Iain J. Gordon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jane C. Wheeler, Jerry Laker
    Pages 21-33
  3. Marcelo Cassini, Mariela Borgnia, Yanina Arzamendia, Verónica Benítez, Bibiana Vilá
    Pages 35-48
  4. Cristian Bonacic, Jessica Gimpel, Pete Goddard
    Pages 49-62
  5. Desmond McNeill, Lichtenstein Gabriela, Renaudeau d' Arc Nadine
    Pages 63-79
  6. Kristi Anne Stølen, Gabriela Lichtenstein, Renaudeau d'Arc Nadine
    Pages 81-96
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-124

About this book


The vicuña has been one of the few success stories of wildlife conservation. Increasing populations are, however, raising new challenges for effective management as emphasis shifts from protection to allow sustainable use. Internationally, policy development has followed the community-based conservation paradigm, which holds that economic benefits from wildlife management practices bring greater commitment on the part of local communities to protect both the species and its habitat. In this book we argue that sustainability is not guaranteed by sustainable use, and that both education and regulation are required to prevent the proliferation of unsustainable practices. Community wildlife management does not replace conservation, but it does fundamentally alter the nature of the task that conservation agencies face.


conservation currentlindy development ecology environmental sciences sustainability vicuna wildlife

Editors and affiliations

  • Iain J. Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainable EcosystemsCSIROTownsvilleAustralia

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