Publisher description for Wild rangelands : conserving wildlife while maintaining livestock in semi-arid ecosystems / edited by Johan du Toit, Richard Kock, and James Deutsch.


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Rangeland ecosystems support half of the world’s livestock while also providing habitats for some of the most charismatic of wildlife species. This book examines the pressures on rangeland ecosystems worldwide from human land use, over-hunting, and subsistence and commercial farming of livestock and crops. Leading experts have pooled their experiences from all continents to cover the ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management today.
The first book to examine rangelands from a conservation perspective

Emphasizes the balance between the needs of people and livestock, and wildlife

Written by an international team of experts covering all geographical regions

Examines ecological, sociological, political, veterinary, and economic aspects of rangeland management and wildland conservation, providing a diversity of perspectives not seen before in a single volume




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Grassland animals -- Conservation.
Range management.
Livestock -- Environmental aspects.