The second edition of State of the Wild (2008-2009) is devoted to a theme of growing significance: One World-One Health, the integration of wildlife health, ecosystem health, human health, and the health of domestic animals.
Table of Contents
By the Numbers
Foreword: The Value of Conservation
Introduction: Future States of the Wild
Kent H. Redford
Part I: State of the Wild
Tipping Point: Perspective of a Climatologist
Global Conservation News Highlights
Rarest of the Rare
Catherine Grippo, Taylor H. Ricketts, and Jonathan Hoekstra
Continuing to Consume Wildlife: An Update
Elizabeth L. Bennett
Part II: Focus on the Wild
Emerging Diseases and Conservation: One World-One Health
Dr. Robert A. Cook
Little is Big, Many is One: Zoonoses in the Twenty-first Century
Land-use Change as a Driver of Disease
Jonathan A. Patz, Sarah H. Olson, and Jill C. Baumgartner
Transboundary Management of Natural Resources and the Importance of a "One Health" Approach: Perspectives on Southern Africa
Steven A. Osofsky, David H. M. Cumming, and Michael D. Kock
An Ounce of Prevention: Lessons from the First Avian Influenza Scare
William B. Karesh
Why Wildlife Health Matters in North America
John R. Fischer
Warming Oceans, Increasing Disease: Mapping the Health Effects of Climate Change
Rita R. Colwell
Conservation Controversy: To Cull or not to Cull?
Part III: Emerging Issues in the Wild
Conservation of Wildlife
Last of the Great Overland Migrations
Downward Spiral: Catastrophic Decline of South Asian Vultures
Todd E. Katzner
Conserving Cold-blooded Australians
Settling for Less: Disappearing Diadromous Fishes
Conservation of Wild Places
Mapping the State of the Oceans
Eric W. Sanderson
Africa's Last Wild Places: Why Conservation Can't Wait
J. Michael Fay
The Deep Sea: Unknown and Under Threat
Climate Change in the Andes
Grazers and Grasslands: Restoring Biodiversity on the Prairies
James H. Shaw
People, Culture and Conservation
Conservation and Human Displacement
Arun Agrawal, Kent H. Redford and Eva Fearn
Conservation Psychology: Who Cares about the Biodiversity Crisis?
John Fraser and Jessica Sickler
Biogenetics and Conservation: Celebrate or Worry?
Stephen C. Aldrich
The Art and Practice of Conservation
Conservation in Conflict: Illegal Drugs versus Habitat in South America
Liliana Dávalos and Adriana C. Bejarano
Rewilding the Islands
C. Josh Donlan
Addressing AIDS: Conservation in Africa
Conservation as Diplomacy
Steven E. Sanderson
Walter H. Wust
The first edition of State of the Wild (2006-2007) includes a thematic section exploring the impacts of Hunting and the Wildlife Trade, a complex conservation issue escalating in scale due to an increasing human population, expanding international markets, and unsustainable practices.
People across the globe are doing exemplary work in the field to save wildlife and wild places, but many of their stories go untold. These true conservation heroes are working against great odds to preserve the natural world for future generations.
Eco-guards of Chad
Though 17 state employees working with the Zakouma National Park Protection Unit have been killed by poachers since 1990, the unit's commitment to save the park's elephants remains strong.
The wildlife biologist for northern California's Hoopa Valley Tribe, Higley has developed community-based management approaches to conserving his reservation's old-growth forests, carnivore populations, and other natural resources.
Founder of an environmental nonprofit in Guatemala, Melini works tirelessly to protect the country's Maya Biosphere Reserve–the largest protected area in Mesoamerica–from being overtaken by private interests such as resource extraction.
The first female governor of an Afghan province, Sarabi helped to establish Band-e-Amir National Park and works to ensure that the development of ecotourism goes hand in hand with the conservation of the landscape.