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Managing Wildlife in a Changing World

Jafari Kideghesho

College of African Wildlife Management

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Wildlife Conservation Poaching Law Enforcement Protected Areas Wildlife Habitats Migratory Corridors Wildlife Diseases Invasive Species Wildlife Utilization Human-Wildlife Interactions Wildlife Conservation Policies

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Political, socio-economic, cultural, ecological and technological changes have rendered wildlife species and their habitats vulnerable. Habitats are increasingly being subjected to degradation, fragmentation or outright loss due to conversion for agriculture, overgrazing, deforestation and unplanned
fires. Infrastructure development and human settlements are blocking migratory corridors, thus suppressing their critical role of maintaining the ecological processes including allowing for the movement of animals and the continuation of viable populations. Human-wildlife conflicts are growing as a
result of population growth and, therefore, increasing demand for natural resources and increased proximity to wildlife.

Exotic and invasive species are outcompeting native species for resources or habitat and altering community structure with detrimental consequences on native species.
Impacts of climate change on wildlife are increasing and manifested through habitat destruction, increased human-wildlife conflicts, diseases and death of wild animals. Illegal and unsustainable hunting is increasing to cater for subsistence and commercial demands within and outside the national boundaries, thus leading to a dramatic drop of populations or extinction of species.

Chapters presented in this book attempt to respond to four questions: How do the political, economic, social, ecological and technological changes influence the survival of wildlife? How do these changes shape the management policies and approaches? How effective are the existing strategies and options to coping with these changes? Which are the possible options to address these changes and secure a future for wildlife?

This Book serves as an important platform for information and experience sharing among the scientists, academicians, students, conservationists and policy-makers from different parts of the world.

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Date completed: May 15th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 5th 2020

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Review results due: October 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: December 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Jafari Kideghesho

College of African Wildlife Management

Prof. Jafari R Kideghesho is the current Rector of the College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), Mweka and a seasoned expert in Conservation Biology. He obtained his PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Norway in 2006, MSc (Conservation Biology) from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) of the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK in 1996 and a BSc. (Agriculture) from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania in 1993. He has worked for over 25 years in various positions in the Wildlife Sector as Assistant Lecturer at CAWM, Mweka, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Wildlife Management at SUA and Assistant Director (Wildlife Utilization) in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Kideghesho has been involved in over 20 local and international professional committees and organizations as a member, moderator, external examiner and a reviewer of scientific journals. He has published about 60 scientific articles and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and edited books, several articles in Conference Proceedings and 9 in Tanzania’s popular Wildlife Magazine. He is an editor of a book titled - Wildlife Management: Failures, Successes and Prospects. He has given several public lectures and conducted over 27 local and international consultancy services related to natural resources and wildlife management.

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