This digital collection includes presentations given at the 8th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium held in 2014 for the symposia theme: Biodiversity, Threatened and Imperiled Species.

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  • Supporting landscape-scale planning with decision support toolkits 

    Author(s):Crist, Patrick; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Conservation decisions often come down to actions by individual private landowners, whether it be acquisition of easements, land or development rights; outreach and education, assistance with restoration, etc. To target ...
  • Critical ecosystem profile for the tropical Andes - engaging civil society to conserve a biodiversity hotspot 

    Author(s):Comer, Patrick; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Tropical Andes is among the top of the list of worldwide hotspots for endemic species. This region also supports exceptional cultural diversity and large populations of indigenous peoples. Home to some of the earliest ...
  • Linking sustainable forest management with habitat conservation for the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) 

    Author(s):Han, Xuemei; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The critically endangered wild cat, Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), has experienced a serious shrinking of its range and a significant population decline during the past century in Northeastern China and Russian Far ...
  • Potential of wildlife to improve the standard of living and food security in rural Africa, The 

    Author(s):van Hoven, Wouter; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Poaching, unsustainable wildlife utilization practices and the bush meat trade has cleared wildlife out of many of their former natural habitats in Africa. Based on the success of reintroducing wildlife into the Quicama ...
  • Biodiversity conservation on private and communal lands 

    Author(s):Sueltenfuss, Jeremy; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    How are we doing in conserving Colorado's Biodiversity? How much of it is left? Are there landscapes in Colorado where we still have the basic fabric intact to conserve entire systems? Are there hotspots where actions are ...
  • Rare plant conservation initiative: saving Colorado's wildflowers 

    Author(s):Panjabi, Susan Spackman; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Initiative (RPCI) is a diverse partnership of public agencies, private organizations and academic institutions. The overall goal of the RPCI is to conserve Colorado’s most imperiled ...
  • Wetland condition assessment on Colorado private lands 

    Author(s):Lemly, Joanna; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Wetlands are recognized as vital ecosystems to protect at all levels because of their importance in many ecological roles, including wildlife habitat. In Colorado they occupy approximately 2% of the state's area, yet provide ...
  • Protecting the Florida panther and panther habitat on private lands: conflicts and management 

    Author(s):Pienaar, Elizabeth F.; Kreye, Melissa M.; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Although it is protected by the Endangered Species Act, both management and recovery of the Florida panther is contingent on habitat conservation on private lands as well as landowner support for panther conservation ...
  • Evaluating wetland condition in urban Denver 

    Author(s):Smith, Gabrielle; Kuhn, Bernadette; Smith, Pam; Sueltenfuss, Jeremy; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Denver's urban wetlands are poorly mapped, understudied as critical wildlife habitat, and perpetually subject to frequent anthropogenic disturbance. As Denver County continues to lead the state in population growth, current ...
  • Private lands for public access: the Sutter Buttes of California 

    Author(s):Anderson, Walt; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The Sutter Buttes, the only mountain range in California's Central Valley, rise from an intensely cultivated, highly altered landscape. Fences divide the land by property ownership, keeping livestock in and trespassers ...
  • WPS's approach to Sumatran Rhino conservation in Indonesia 

    Author(s):Schmidt, Eric; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS) is an international non-profit group dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. Our current focus is on the five species of rhinos, with a special emphasis on creating habitat ...
  • Unmanned aerial systems to fight rhino poaching 

    Author(s):Koster, Jean; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Rampant Rhino poaching is a key concern for Africa and specifically for Kruger National Park. Many conservation organizations concluded that to combat poaching new technology helps – such as GPS collars and unmanned aerial ...
  • Biodiversity indicators dashboard: monitoring biodiversity trend and conservation performance, The 

    Author(s):Han, Xuemei; Anderson, David
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Recognizing the imperiled status of biodiversity and its benefit to human well-being, the world's governments committed in 2010 to take effective and urgent action to halt biodiversity loss through the Strategic Plan for ...
  • Saving Mali's desert elephants from war and poaching: a successful model of national and community engagement 

    Author(s):Martin, Vance; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Do poor villagers need elephants? The local people of Central Mali (West Africa) -- many ethnicities and clans -- know that elephants attract the attention (and therefore the assistance) of the wider community -- national, ...
  • Deconstructing a partnership: evaluating a win-win conservation and development story, the case of the Mara conservancies, Kenya 

    Author(s):Jandreau, Connor; Hentschel, Margit
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Kenya's Maasai Mara ecosystem is a particularly contested landscape when it concerns conservation and development interests. In recent years, private conservancies have emerged, redefining the relationships between ...
  • Increasing scale and effectiveness of private land conservation 

    Author(s):Pague, Chris; Sanderson, John
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The importance of private lands for conservation is increasingly apparent. Private landowners and wildlife managers face many challenges as they work to maintain the ecological, economic and social integrity of these lands. ...