Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Lessons From Greater by Tim Clark, Murray Rutherford, Denise Casey

By Tim Clark, Murray Rutherford, Denise Casey

As within the remainder of the USA, grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions in and round Yellowstone nationwide Park have been eradicated or decreased a long time in the past to very low numbers. lately, although, populations have began to get well, resulting in encounters among animals and folks and, extra considerably, to conflicts between humans approximately what to do with those usually arguable neighbors.

Coexisting with huge Carnivores provides a close-up examine the socio-political context of huge carnivores and their administration in western Wyoming south of Yellowstone nationwide Park, together with the southern a part of what's regularly famous because the larger Yellowstone surroundings. The booklet brings jointly researchers and others who've studied and labored within the quarter to aid untangle many of the hugely charged concerns linked to huge carnivores, their interactions with people, and the politics that come up from these interactions.

This quantity argues that coexistence could be completed in simple terms by means of a radical realizing of the human populations concerned, their values, attitudes, ideals, and the associations wherein carnivores and people are controlled. Coexisting with huge Carnivores bargains very important insights into this advanced, dynamic factor and offers a distinct evaluation of concerns and methods for managers, researchers, govt officers, ranchers, and everybody else focused on the administration and conservation of huge carnivores and the folks who dwell nearby.

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Clark 3/31/05 20 2:20 PM Page 20 Coexisting with Large Carnivores People have not paid enough attention to the kinds of knowledge that are needed, they have not measured the quality of the present management process itself, and finally, the process has not been as inclusive and collaborative as it should be. In short, the institutional system of wildlife management has performed suboptimally in many ways. The challenge or problem, as defined here, seems self evident to a growing number of people.

In short, the institutional system of wildlife management has performed suboptimally in many ways. The challenge or problem, as defined here, seems self evident to a growing number of people. The first can be accomplished relatively easily, in comparison with the complexities of changing the meaning and symbolic politics involved, but in both cases we must be adaptive, develop leadership, and learn through practice-based work on the ground. Given the information gathered in answer to the above questions, then, what are the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving the goals we agree on and what can be done to overcome these obstacles?

A. Primm, 2000, “Real bears, symbol bears, and problem solving,” NRCC News (Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Jackson, WY) 13, 6–8; S. A. Primm, 2001, “Participatory processes for better problem solving,” NRCC News 14, 10–11; S. A. Primm, 2002, “Grizzly conservation and adaptive management, NRCC News 15, 7–8; T. Kaminski, C. Mamo, and C. Callaghan, 2002, “Managing wolves and bears where private ranches meet public reserves,” NRCC News 15, 11–12. See also S. A. Primm, 1996, “A pragmatic approach to grizzly bear conservation,” Conservation Biology 10, 1,025–1,033; S.

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