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Introduction

  • Klaus HenleEmail author
  • Irene Ring
  • Reinhard A. Klenke
  • Andreas Kranz
  • Niels Jepsen
  • Felix Rauschmayer
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Wildlife captures the imagination of humans. The image of wildlife and human-wildlife conflicts differs among people. Therefore, it is essential in a book that addresses human-wildlife conflicts to first clarify what we understand by “wildlife” and “human-wildlife conflicts”. In the broadest sense, all wild, undomesticated animals and plants belong to wildlife but most frequently the term refers to medium to large-sized terrestrial vertebrates that are hunted by humans as a resource, trophy, or because they compete with humans for food or space. This is particularly the case when talking about human-wildlife conflicts and we use the word wildlife in this sense throughout this book.

Keywords

Wild Boar Wildlife Management Brown Bear Wildlife Species Grey Seal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was financed by the EU 5th Framework Program (5th FP) Project “FRAP” (Development of a procedural Framework for Action Plans to Reconcile conflicts between large vertebrate conservation and the use of biological resources: fisheries and fish-eating vertebrates as a model case), contract number EVK 2-CT-2002-00142-FRAP.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Henle
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irene Ring
    • 2
  • Reinhard A. Klenke
    • 1
  • Andreas Kranz
    • 3
    • 6
  • Niels Jepsen
    • 4
  • Felix Rauschmayer
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Conservation BiologyUFZ—Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUFZ—Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game ManagementUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  4. 4.Section of Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, National Institute of Aquatic ResourcesTechnical University of DenmarkSilkeborgDenmark
  5. 5.Department of Environmental PoliticsUFZ—Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany
  6. 6.LKA-Kranz-Consulting Engineers for Wildlife Ecology and Nature ConservationGrazAustria

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