History of Human Wildlife Interactions (Moyle)

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History of Human-Wildlife Interactions in North America How culture influences attitudes towards wildlife How wildlife populations have changed in response to human populations Illustrated version of Chapters 1 & 2 in your readings (on class website). WFC 10, October 2007
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Conclusions: Pre-European Era Wildlife populations changed drastically after initial human invasion Native Americans had major impact landscape everywhere But- large populations of many wildlife species coexisted with humans
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Conclusions: Era of Exploitation Attitude towards wilderness and wildlife negative: interfered with progress Founding of wildlife management agencies and parks Advent of science-based studies
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Conclusions: Era of Protection Protection mainly from extremes of overexploitation Wild areas and wildlife should be used
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Unformatted text preview: Appreciation of need for strong governmental role in conservation Rachel Carson, 1907-1964 1957 Conclusions: Era of Game Management Scientific management of wildlife accepted Focus on harvestable species Dawning of realization of enviromental damage by by-products of rampant civilization Externalization of environmental costs Conclusions: Era of Environmental Management Recognition of need to protect environment in a broad sense Major environmental legislation passed Growing recognition that human and ecosystem health tied together Conclusions: Era of Conservation Biology Awareness of interconnections Built and natural environment Humans and wildlife Economics and ecology Climate change a growing issue Global action required...
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