State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places.
In addition to evocative writings and a fascinating tour of conservation news highlights and vital statistics from around the world, this 2010-2011 edition examines how destabilization and war affect wildlife and wild places.
State of the Wild's accessible approach educates a wide range of audiences while at the same time presenting leading-edge scientific overviews of hot topics in conservation. Uniquely structured with magazine-like features up front, conservation news in the middle, and essays from eminent authors and experienced scientists throughout, this landmark series is an essential addition to any environmental bookshelf.
About the Author
Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places through science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo in New York City. Together these activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth.
Table of Contents
About the Wildlife Conservation Society
By the Numbers: Wildlife Conservation in a Time of War
Foreword: Conservation and the Global Economic Recession
Introduction: Future States of the Wild
PART I. State of the Wild
-State of the Wild: Wounded Wilderness
- Global Conservation News Highlights
-The Rarest of the Rare
-Emerging Diseases and Conservation: An Update on One World– One Health
-Champions of the Wild
PART II. Focus on the Wild
-Conservation Amid War
-Conservation and Governance: Lessons from the Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan
-Marine Life in Times of Conflict
-Who Owns the Wild?: Civil Conflict in Africa
-Parks as Peace Makers: The Peru– Ecuador Divide
PART III. Emerging Issues in the Wild
Section 1. Conservation of Wildlife
-Vanishing Asian Turtles
-What Future for Forest Elephants?
-Restoration of the Guanaco, Icon of Patagonia
-Changing Flyways: Migratory Birds in a Warming World
Section 2. Conservation of Wild Places
-The Boreal Forest: Trouble in Canada's Great Wilderness
-Inspiring Ocean Conservation
-The Wild and the City
-Life Waters: Wetlands and Climate Change
-Conservation Controversy: Can Paying for Ecosystem Services Save Biodiversity?
Section 3. The Art and Practice of Conservation
-Faith, Hope, and Conservation
-Canine Detection Teams and Conservation
-Agriculture and Wildlife in Europe
-The Dilemma of Confiscated Wildlife
-The Evolving Practice of Conservation in Rwanda
-Final Thoughts: Safe Havens for Wildlife and People in Contested Holy Lands