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Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Matthew E. Gompper


Dogs are the world's most common and widespread carnivores and are nearly ubiquitous across the globe. The vast majority of these dogs, whether owned, pure-bred or stray, spend a large portion of their life as unconfined, free-roaming animals, persisting at the interface of human and wildlife communities. Their numbers are particularly large throughout the developing world. This book provides a review of the effects of dogs on native wildlife species. With an emphasis on addressing how free-ranging dogs may influence wildlife management and native species of conservation concern, chapters addr ... More

Keywords: dogs, native wildlife, wildlife management, dog populations, predators, hunting companions, conservation conflict, livestock guardians, wildlife conservation, natural ecosystems

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199663217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew E. Gompper, editor
Professor of Mammalogy, University of Missouri

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Chapter 2 Dogs as predators and trophic regulators

Euan G. Ritchie, Christopher R. Dickman, Mike Letnic, and Abi Tamim Vanak

Chapter 3 Top-dogs and under-dogs

Abi Tamim Vanak, Christopher R. Dickman, Eduardo A. Silva-Rodriguez, James R.A. Butler, and Euan G. Ritchie

Chapter 4 Dogs as agents of disturbance

Michael A. Weston and Theodore Stankowich

Chapter 5 Dog eat dog, cat eat dog

James R.A. Butler, John D.C. Linnell, Damian Morrant, Vidya Athreya, Nicolas Lescureux, and Adam McKeown

Chapter 6 Dogs, disease, and wildlife

Darryn L. Knobel, James R.A. Butler, Tiziana Lembo, Rob Critchlow, and Matthew E. Gompper

Chapter 7 Impact of hybridization with domestic dogs on the conservation of wild canids

Jennifer A. Leonard, Jorge Echegaray, Ettorie Randi, and Carles Vilà

Chapter 9 Dogs as mediators of conservation conflicts

Kurt VerCauteren, Michael Lavelle, Thomas M. Gehring, Jean-Marc Landry, and Laurie Marker

Chapter 10 The current and future roles of free-ranging detection dogs in conservation efforts

Deborah A. (Smith) Woollett, Aimee Hurt, and Ngaio L. Richards

Chapter 12 The human dimensions of dog–wildlife interactions

Kelly K. Miller, Euan G. Ritchie, and Michael A. Weston

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