In this major revision the authors have remained true to the original purpose of the book--to demonstrate, not prescribe, and to be targeted rather than exhaustive in the material covered. History, systems, and examples from both the United States and Canada give this text an approach that
is truly North American. Newly added chapters deal with Native American land claims and rights to wildlife resources and the effects of parasites and diseases on wildlife populations. It also includes a good look at the widespread distribution of the anthrax bacterium. Also included are sections on endangered species, species management, environmental impact assessment, socioeconomic issues, management approaches, legislation, and jurisdiction. The discussion of wildlife problems associated
with less developed countries and information from various developed jurisdictions also provide an introduction to international wildlife concerns. Wildlife management is often a political task today with socioeconomic and environmental underpinnings. The text addresses difficult issues with facts and case studies useful to professionals as well as to students preparing to enter natural resource professions.