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Inuit Polar Bears And Sustainable Use

Author : Lee Foote
ISBN : 1896445454
Genre : Endangered species
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The aim of this book is to contribute to culturally inclusive, equitable and effective wildlife conservation and management in the northern regions--and by extension, in other regions where indigenous systems of co-existing with wildlife also struggle to work with positivistic science-based assessments of conservation needs. Given the diverse worldviews, perspectives, and agendas of all those seeking to influence conservation of the iconic polar bear, it is impossible in a single book to provide a comprehensive treatment of the management problems Inuit residents of the Canadian Arctic and their government co-management partners face at the present time. Consequently, what is presented in this volume are the generally under-reported perspectives of Arctic residents that reflect an experiential understanding of events taking place in the region, and of some others whose views also augment assessments being used to develop polar bear conservation initiatives.
Category: Endangered species

A Little Less Arctic

Author : Steven H. Ferguson
ISBN : 9048191211
Genre : Science
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In Arctic Canada, Hudson Bay is a site of great exploration history, aboriginal culture, and a vast marine wilderness supporting large populations of marine mammals and birds. These include some of the most iconic Arctic animals like beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears. Due to the challenges of conducting field research in this region, some of the mysteries of where these animals move, and how they are able to survive in such seemingly inhospitable, ice-choked habitats are just now being unlocked. For example, are polar bears being replaced by killer whales? This new information could not be more salient, as the Hudson Bay Region is undergoing rapid environmental change due to global warming, as well as increased pressures from industrial development interests. A Little Less Arctic brings together some of the world’s leading Arctic scientists to present the current state of knowledge on the physical and biological characteristics of Hudson Bay.
Category: Science

Inuit Whaling And Sustainability

Author : Milton M. R. Freeman
ISBN : 0761990631
Genre : Nature
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Covers whaling in Inuit culture, types of whales hunted, the International Whaling Commission, policies in different countries, sustainability, and related issues
Category: Nature

Polar Bear

Author : Margery Fee
ISBN : 9781789141771
Genre : Nature
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Polar bears are truly majestic animals: the largest land-dwelling carnivore on earth, these white-furred, black-skinned giants can measure up to three meters in length and weigh up to fifteen hundred pounds. They are also iconic in other ways. They are a symbol of the climate change debate, with their survival now threatened by the loss of Arctic ice, and their images decorate fountains and the cornices of buildings across the world. They sell cold drinks. They feature in children’s books, on merry-go-rounds, and under the arms of weary toddlers heading for bed. Their pelts were once highly prized by hunters, and live captures became attractions in zoos and circuses. Stuffed bears still haunt museums and stately homes. In this natural and cultural history of the polar bear, Margery Fee explores the evolution, species, habitat, and behavior of the animal, as well as its portrayal in art, literature, film, and advertising. Illustrated throughout, Polar Bear will beguile anyone who loves these outsize, beautiful, seemingly cuddly, yet deadly carnivores.
Category: Nature

Indigenous Empowerment Through Co Management

Author : Graham White
ISBN : 9780774863056
Genre : Political Science
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Co-management boards, established under comprehensive land claims agreements, have become key players in land-use planning, wildlife management, and environmental regulation across Canada’s North. This book provides a detailed account of the operation and effectiveness of these boards while addressing a central question: Have they been successful in ensuring substantial Indigenous involvement in policies affecting the land and wildlife in their traditional territories? While identifying constraints on the role Northern Indigenous peoples play in board processes, Graham White finds that overall they exercise extensive decision-making influence. These findings are provocative and offer valuable insights into our understanding of the importance of land claims boards and the role they play in the evolution of treaty federalism in Canada.
Category: Political Science

Polar Bears In Northwest Greenland

Author : Erik W. Born
ISBN : 9788763531689
Genre : Science
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The rationale for this survey was the indication that the catch of polar bears in Northwest Greenland had increased since the early 1990s, simultaneously with marked changes in weather conditions, sea ice cover, and glaciers. Building on information provided by 72 polar bear hunters living in Greenland's towns of Qaanaaq and Upernavik, this study offers important discussions about polar bear biology, polar bear catch, climate change, and the effect of these changes on the polar bears. The survey also presents the demography of the catch of polar bears in the area during 1952-2005, described on the basis of 588 catches.
Category: Science

Thriving Beyond Sustainability

Author : Andres R. Edwards
ISBN : 9781550924503
Genre : Nature
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Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere from isolated villages to major urban centers. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future—one that strives to restore ecological health; reinvent outmoded institutions; and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in: Relocalization Green commerce Ecological design Environmental conservation Social transformation Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in these pages will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full—to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change. Andres R. Edwards is the author of The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over twenty thousand copies. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices.
Category: Nature

The Indigenous World 2008

Author : Kathrin Wessendorf
ISBN : 8791563445
Genre : Social Science
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This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2007. Includes religion and country reports covering most of the indigenous world, updated information on international and regional processes relating to indigenous peoples.
Category: Social Science

Tourism And The Consumption Of Wildlife

Author : Brent Lovelock
ISBN : 9781134140244
Genre : Business & Economics
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Consumptive forms of wildlife tourism (hunting, shooting and fishing) have become a topic of interest – both to the tourism industry, in terms of destinations seeking to establish or grow this sector, and to other stakeholders such as environmental organisations, animal-rights groups, and the general public. Hunting tourism, in particular, has come under fire with accusations that it is contributing to the demise of some species. Practices such as "canned hunting" (within fenced safari parks) or the use of hounds are described as unethical, and fishing tourism too has attracted recent negative publicity as it is said to be cruel. At the same time, however, many peripheral and indigenous communities around the world are strategising how to capitalise on consumptive forms of wildlife tourism. This book addresses a range of contentious issues facing the consumptive wildlife tourism sector across a number of destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, India, Arabia and Oceania. Practices such as baited bear hunting, trophy hunting of threatened species, and hunting for conservation are debated, along with the impact of this type of tourism on indigenous communities and on wider societies. Research on all aspects of "consumptive wildlife tourism" is included, which for the purposes of the book is defined to include all tourism that involves the intended killing of wildlife for sport purposes, and may include the harvest of wildlife products. This includes, among others, recreational hunting, big-game hunting and safari operations, traditional/indigenous hunting, game-bird shooting, hunting with hounds, freshwater angling and saltwater game fishing etc. This is the first book to specifically address tourist aspects of consumption of wildlife. It will appeal to tourism and recreation academics and students, tourism industry operators, community tourism planners and wildlife managers.
Category: Business & Economics

Protecting The Arctic

Author : Mark Nuttall
ISBN : 9057023547
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the Arctic region becomes drawn into broad global environmental problems, indigenous groups fight to maintain control over lands, resouces, traditions, and cultures.
Category: Business & Economics

Sustainable Development Through Northern Conservation Strategies

Author : Banff Centre. Resource Management Program
ISBN : UOM:39015025015853
Genre : Business & Economics
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Purpose of volume is to develop perspectives and guidelines relevant to the design and implementation of territorial and marine conservation strategies, and to scale these to both locally based plans and broader circumpolar interests. Constitutes the proceedings of a workshop. Considers the process of design and implementation of conservation strategies for achieving sustainable development in the Canadian North.
Category: Business & Economics

Canada And Marine Environmental Protection Charting A Legal Course Towards Sustainable Development

Author : David VanderZwaag
ISBN : UVA:35007000063721
Genre : Law
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This thought-provoking book analyzes key principles of sustainable development and their implications for ocean law and policy, including: integration precaution pollution prevention polluter pays public participation community-based management and international equity. The author summarizes participation in global and regional agreements and arrangements for protecting the marine environment and suggests future directions for global, regional and national legal systems. For example, national law reforms include: establishing a coastal zone management framework developing a process for designating and managing marine protected areas adopting a precautionary approach in decision-making recasting the public trust doctrine
Category: Law

Polar Bears

Author : IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group. Working Meeting
ISBN : UCSD:31822023834153
Genre : Endangered species
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Category: Endangered species