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Author Foran, Maxwell author.

Title The subjugation of Canadian wildlife : failures of principle and policy / Max Foran
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 9
McGill-Queen's rural, wildland, and resource studies series ; 9
Contents Cover; THE SUBJUGATION OF CANADIAN WILDLIFE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction: The Trajectory of a Belief System; PART ONE: MANAGING WILDLIFE UNDER THE BELIEF SYSTEM; 1 Wildlife Policies; 2 Managing Apex Predators; 3 Managing Other Wildlife; PART TWO: CONSERVATION OF SPECIES AND THEIR HABITATS; 4 The Species at Risk Act; 5 Threats to Terrestrial and Marine Habitats; 6 Protected Areas; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Hardly a day goes by without news of the extinction or endangerment of yet another animal species, followed by urgent but largely unheeded calls for action. An eloquent denunciation of the failures of Canada's government and society to protect wildlife from human exploitation, Max Foran's The Subjugation of Canadian Wildlife argues that a root cause of wildlife depletions and habitat loss is the culturally ingrained beliefs that underpin management practices and policies. Tracing the evolution of the highly contestable assumptions that define the human-wildlife relationship, Foran stresses the price wild animals pay for human self-interest. Using several examples of government oversight at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels, from the Species at Risk Act to the Biodiversity Strategy, Protected Areas Network, and provincial management plans, this volume shows that wildlife policies are as much - or more - about human needs, priorities, and profit as they are about preservation. Challenging established concepts including ecological integrity, adaptive management, sport hunting as conservation, and the flawed belief that wildlife is a renewable resource, the author compels us to recognize animals as sentient individuals and as integral components of complex ecological systems. A passionate critique of contemporary wildlife policy, The Subjugation of Canadian Wildlife calls for belief-change as the best hope for an ecologically healthy, wildlife-rich Canada."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 10, 2018)
Subject Wildlife conservation -- Government policy -- Canada
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Wildlife conservation -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773554270