The value of ecological information in conservation conflict

Stephen M. Redpath, William J. Sutherland

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The British countryside is renowned for its pastoral beauty: a rich mosaic of farmland, woodlands, hedgerows and winding lanes where biodiversity flourishes. Yet linger within this apparently serene landscape and you are likely to discover an equally rich mosaic of conflict, which can sometimes be bitter and acrimonious. We see conflicts emerge over a wide range of issues, such as the culling of badgers Meles meles to control disease in cattle, the impact of intensive farming techniques on biodiversity or the illegal killing of predators for the benefit of game species. As we see elsewhere in this book, such conflicts are not restricted to the UK; they occur worldwide. Conflicts differ in details and participants, but they are often similar in challenges and strategies for resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions
EditorsStephen M Redpath, R J Gutiérrez, Kevin A Wood, Juliette C Young
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781139084574
ISBN (Print)9781107017696
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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