Problematic Wildlife

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

  • Francesco M. Angelici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Introduction: The Reasons Behind and Significance of the Book. Problematic Wildlife: Definitions and Concepts. When and Why a Wild Species May Become Problematic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Extinct Species, Species at Risk of Extinction and Declining Species: Some Current and Past Case Studies. Land Fragmentation and Habitat Degradation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Martina Trinkel, Francesco Maria Angelici
      Pages 45-68
    3. Alessandro Balestrieri, Luigi Remonti, Claudio Prigioni
      Pages 91-105
  4. When Wildlife Creates Problems for the Environment and Human Activities: General Features and Some Case Studies

  5. Managing Problematic Species: Case Studies from Protected Areas and Areas Subject to Other Kinds of Management (Rural, Forest, Hunting and Urban Areas). Introductions, Reintroductions and Restocking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-174
    2. Dario Capizzi, Nicola Baccetti, Paolo Sposimo
      Pages 205-227
    3. Alberto Meriggi, Marco Lombardini, Pietro Milanesi, Anna Brangi, Paolo Lamberti, Francesca Giannini
      Pages 229-251
    4. Mattia Menchetti, Emiliano Mori, Francesco Maria Angelici
      Pages 253-266
  6. Genetic Contributions to the Management of Problematic Species

  7. Species that Are a Danger to Humans, Man-Eating Wildlife, etc.

  8. Some Special Cases: Wind Farms and Fauna, Bird-Strikes, Electrocution, etc.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-414
    2. John Thorpe
      Pages 443-463
    3. Jeffrey McKee, Phillip Shaw, Arie Dekker, Kylie Patrick
      Pages 465-488
    4. Mieke C. Zwart, Ailsa J. McKenzie, Jeroen Minderman, Mark J. Whittingham
      Pages 489-504
  9. Bushmeat: A Socioecological Problem. The Overexploitation of Wildlife for Nutritional and Traditional Purposes. World Animal Trade, Extinction Risk and Socio-economic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-506
    2. Laura A. Kurpiers, Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen, Imran Ejotre, DeeAnn M. Reeder
      Pages 507-551
  10. Hidden Species: An Appropriate Scientific Approach to Cryptozoology

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 589-603

About this book


This book provides insight into the instances in which wildlife species can create problems. Some species trigger problems for human activities, but many others need humans to save them and to continue to exist. The text addresses issues faced by economists and politicians dealing with laws involving actions undertaken to resolve the problems of the interaction between humans and wildlife. Here, the words ‘problematic species’ are used in their broadest sense, as may be appreciated in the short introductions to the various sections. At times, the authors discuss special cases while always extending the discussion into a more general and broad vision. At others, they present real cutting-edge analysis of ecological topics and issues.

The book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and wildlife managers involved in research on wildlife, parks, and environmental management, as well as to government departments and agencies, NGOs and conservation wildlife organizations. Even those in contact with nature, such as hunters, herders, and farmers, will be able to find a great deal of important information. Specific case studies are selected from among the most significant and prevalent cases throughout the world.

A total of 26 papers have been selected for this book, written by zoologists, biologists and ecologists. Many have an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions by economists, criminologists, technical specialists, and engineers.


Cryptozoology Endangered Species Genetic Monitoring Human-Animal Interaction Wildlife Management

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