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Reintroductions to “Ratchet Up” Public Perceptions of Biodiversity

Reintroductions to “Ratchet Up” Public Perceptions of Biodiversity

Reversing the Extinction of Experience through Animal Restorations

Chapter:
(p.137) 10 Reintroductions to “Ratchet Up” Public Perceptions of Biodiversity
Source:
Ignoring Nature No More
Author(s):
Philip J. SeddonYolanda van Heezik
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0010

This chapter examines the three challenges faced by reintroduction practitioners in dealing with public perceptions of, and engagement with, species restorations. These are: (1) a biased focus on large-bodied charismatic species; (2) potential human–wildlife conflict in the restoration of keystone species; and (3) the need to acknowledge and adapt restoration targets to a human-modified world.

Keywords:   species reintroduction, species restoration, human–wildlife conflict, conservation management

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