Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Adriana G. Consorte-McCrea, Eliana Ferraz Santos
CRC Press, Oct 24, 2013 - Nature - 344 pages
Wolves are controversial figures worldwide and much effort has focused on how to conserve them while addressing public concerns. With its solitary habits and fruit-eating diet, the endangered maned wolf roams the South American grasslands and swamps, playing a vital part in maintaining biodiversity hotspots. Compared to the grey wolf, little is kno
 

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Contents

The Canidae Family Setting the Scene for Maned Wolf Conservation
3
Maned Wolf Population Viability
15
Relationships between the Maned Wolf and People
35
The Maned Wolf Ex Situ Worldwide
53
The Ex Situ Maned Wolf Population in Brazilian Zoos
63
Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics of the Maned Wolf
77
Feeding Ecology A Review
87
Reproduction and Factors Affecting Reproductive Success in the Maned Wolf
99
The Maned Wolf Conservation Project Serra da Canastra Minas Gerais Brazil
177
Maned Wolf Conservation in the South of Brazil and Uruguay
193
Maned Wolf in Argentina
203
Environmental Influences on Maned Wolf Ecology in Bolivia
221
The Maned Wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus in Paraguay
235
Education and Communication for the Conservation of Wild Canids
251
Introduction to the Human Dimension A Valuable Research Tool to Achieve Wildlife Conservation Objectives and Maned Wolf Conservation
265
The Role of Ethnoscience in the Growth of Ethnoconservation as a New Approach to Nature Conservation in the Tropics The Case of Brazil
283

Conservation Medicine
109
Conservation of a Population of Maned Wolves Chrysocyon brachyurus on a Small Reserve in the Cerrado
131
A Case Study Diet of Maned Wolf and Its Relationship to Seed Dispersal at a Cattle Ranch in Southeastern Brazil
153
Agricultural Expansion and the Future of the Maned Wolf
165
Policy Intervention in the Cerrado Savannas of Brazil Changes in Land Use and Effects on Conservation
293
Maned Wolf Ecology and Conservation The Road Ahead
309
Back Cover
317
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Adriana Consorte-McCrea, Ph.D., began her research career studying the captive breeding of maned wolves through an apprenticeship in Sao Paulo Zoo in 1986. She has contributed to environmental education programs for the education departments of Wildwood Trust, the Natural History Museum-Tring, and Zoological Society of London Whipsnade Zoo. Adriana currently lectures at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK, where she founded and chairs the interdisciplinary Wildlife and People Initiative (part of CCCU's Ecology Research Group), promoting discussion and research about relationships between wildlife and society, in the context of biodiversity conservation. Her main interest areas are attitudes toward wild carnivores and maned wolf conservation. She is a member of the Reintroduction Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission.

Eliana Ferraz Santos, Ph.D., is a native of Campinas (SP, Brazil), where she has worked for many years in biology and management of wild animals in Campinas Zoo. She has coordinated the Jequitibas Woods Zoo of Campinas since 2004, where she also serves as a zoologist. She has been the director of the "Associacao Mata Ciliar" at the Canine Department of Jundiai, and the founder and coordinator of the Project Echoes of the Woods (voluntary environmental education project) in Jequitibas Woods since 1997. Eliana has experience in zoology, working mainly in the areas of animal behavior, ecology of wild animals, captive animal management, and environmental enrichment. She has been an effective partner at the Paulista Society of Zoos since 1998, where she has directed the biology department since 2002.

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