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Wildlife Ethics

The Ethics of Wildlife Management and Conservation

Palmer, Clare / Fischer, Bob / Gamborg, Christian / Hampton, Jordan / Sandoe, Peter

UFAW Animal Welfare


1. Auflage August 2023
304 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-61121-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Wildlife Ethics

A systematic account of the ethical issues related to wildlife management and conservation

Wildlife Ethics is the first systematic, book-length discussion of the ethics of wildlife conservation and management, and examines the key ethical questions and controversies. Tackling both theory and practice, the text is divided into two parts. The first describes key concepts, ethical theories, and management models relating to wildlife; the second puts these concepts, theories, and models to work, illustrating their significance through detailed case studies on controversies in wildlife management and conservation.

The book explores pressing topics including human responsibilities due to climate change, tradeoffs when managing zoonotic disease risks, the ethics of the wildlife trade, culling non-native species, indigenous wildlife use, and zoo-based conservation programs. Readers are encouraged to explore different ways of valuing wild animals and their practical implications.

This essential text:
* Explains and explores relationships between valuing biodiversity, human utility, ecosystems, species, and animal welfare
* Describes established approaches to wildlife management, such as sustainable use, and emerging concepts, such as compassionate conservation
* Discusses key ethical theories, including utilitarianism, ecocentrism, and animal rights
* Offers a practical model of how to analyze ethical issues in wildlife management and conservation

Wildlife Ethics: The Ethics of Wildlife Management and Conservation is an accessible introduction to complex ethical issues, making the book an important resource for students in fields such as conservation biology, ecology, environmental science and policy, game management, public health and veterinary medicine. It will also be an invaluable tool for wildlife managers, conservationists, One Health practitioners, practicing veterinarians and animal rehabilitation staff, contemporary wildlife professionals and other stakeholders.

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 the Theory of Wildlife Ethics 1

1 Introduction 3

2 Valuing Wildlife 16

3 The Value of Wildness and Ecosystems 33

4 The Value of Species and Biodiversity 49

5 Valuing Wild Animals as Individuals 63

6 The Role of Ethical Theories 77

7 Wildlife Management and Conservation Models 94

8 Recent Movements in Wildlife Management 112

9 Moral Disagreement about Wildlife 129

Part 2 the Practice of Wildlife Ethics - Case Studies 145

10 Conservation via Commodification: A Legal Trade in Rhino Horn? 147

11 Hyperabundant Native Species: Deer in the Suburbs 160

12 "Invasive" Animals: Predator Free New Zealand 173

13 Indigenous Wildlife Use: Whaling and the Makah People 190

14 Ex situ Conservation: The Giant Panda 203

15 Wildlife Research: Toe- Clipping 216

16 Zoonotic Disease: Bad Bats? 230

17 The Cost of Green Energy: Wildlife and Wind Power 245

18 Climate Change Interventions: Feeding Polar Bears? 258

19 Conclusion: Wildlife Ethics - The Future 270

Index 279
"The way this book is structured - using clear headings and an explanation of ethics that reflect the nuances and complexities of the subject - makes it an excellent resource for students, vets, wildlife managers, policymakers and interested members of the public."
--Justine Shotton, BVA Past President and Head Vet for Wildlife and Exotics, RSPCA
Vet Record (April 2024)

This book can equip people with an understanding of the ethical dilemmas that different worldviews create...This book provides readers with the concepts and language to communicate and anticipate this complexity and to better navigate divergent views"
- Craig Stephen, McEachran Institute, Canada
Journal of Wildlife Diseases (2024)

"if you are directly or indirectly interested in wildlife management and conservation and the ethical issues these throw up, rather than consider why you should read this book (or at least make forays into it), I would ask, more importantly, why you wouldn't, appealing as it does to a broad readership in the emerging field of wildlife ethics? It contains so much useful consolidated and clearly worked through background material and sound ethical theory and puts these to work in very practical ways that can be broadened out to be used in numerous other situations ... it will certainly equip you to take an ethical view of potential options and open your mind to wider consequences from the basis of sound contemporary understanding."
--Pete Goddard, Chair of the UK's Wild Animal Welfare Committee, Aberdeenshire
The UFAW Journal (Vol 33/2024)
The Authors

Clare Palmer is the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts & Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University in the USA.

Bob Fischer is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University in the USA.

Christian Gamborg is Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Jordan Hampton is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, an Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University, and a Consultant Veterinarian for Ecotone Wildlife, all in Australia.

Peter Sandøe is Professor of Bioethics at the Department of Food and Resource Economics and Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

C. Palmer, Texas A&M University, USA; B. Fischer, Texas State University, USA; C. Gamborg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; J. Hampton, University of Melbourne, Australia; P. Sandoe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark