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Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf

Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Adriana G. Consorte-McCrea, Eliana Ferraz Santos

CRC Press

354 pages | 74 B/W Illus.

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Wolves are controversial figures worldwide and much effort has focused on how to conserve them while addressing public concerns. With its solitary habits and fruit-eating diet, the endangered maned wolf roams the South American grasslands and swamps, playing a vital part in maintaining biodiversity hotspots. Compared to the grey wolf, little is known about its relationship with local people and the environment and the reasons for its decline, making research about this unique species an urgent concern.

Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf: Multidisciplinary Perspectives gathers the work of leading researchers from diverse disciplines and countries, covering up-to-date research on the biology, ecology, and conservation of the maned wolf. It presents innovative insights that can benefit conservation strategies and offers perspectives for the future of the species. The book is divided into three parts. Part I explains the general issues concerning the maned wolf: population viability, the relationship between maned wolves and people, and the management of captive maned wolves. It also reviews current aspects of species biology, including conservation genetics, feeding ecology, social structure and reproduction, and conservation medicine.

Part II contains case studies that present knowledge gathered from conservation programs and field research in all countries where the species is currently found—Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Part III offers perspectives from diverse fields of research, exploring the challenges and opportunities connecting maned wolf conservation efforts with those of its habitat and of other endangered species. This includes education and communication tools, the application of human dimensions research to maned wolf conservation, ethnoconservation perspectives, and the ecological and socioeconomic challenges to the conservation of the cerrado habitat.

Table of Contents

Part I The Species and Ecology

Species Status

The Canidae Family: Setting the Scene for Maned Wolf Conservation

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

Maned Wolf Population Viability

Rogério Cunha de Paula and Arnaud Desbiez

Relationships between the Maned Wolf and People

Adriana Consorte-McCrea

The Maned Wolf Ex Situ Worldwide

Ruben Holland

The Ex Situ Maned Wolf Population in Brazilian Zoos

Cecília Pessutti, Cleyde Angélica Ferreira da Silva Chieregatto, and Ralph Vanstreels

Species Biology

Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics of the Maned Wolf

Manoel L. da Fontoura-Rodrigues and Eduardo Eizirik

Feeding Ecology: A Review

José Carlos Motta-Junior, Diego Queirolo, and Adriana de Arruda Bueno

Reproduction and Factors Affecting Reproductive Success in the Maned Wolf

Nucharin Songsasen, Amy E. Johnson, Lauren E. Reiter, and Melissa Rodden

Conservation Medicine

Joares Adenilson May Jr. and Paulo Anselmo Nunes Felippe

Part II Case Studies and Conservation Programs

Conservation of a Population of Maned Wolves, Chrysocyon brachyurus, on a Small Reserve in the Cerrado

Flávio H.G. Rodrigues, Arnaud Desbiez, Raquel L.S.C. Grando, Ana C.R. Lacerda, Adriani Hass, and Wesley R. Silva

A Case Study: Diet of Maned Wolf and Its Relationship to Seed Dispersal in a Cattle Ranch in Southeastern Brazil

Eliana Ferraz Santos, Nivar Gobbi, and Paulo Anselmo Nunes Felippe

Agricultural Expansion and Future of the Maned Wolf

Carly Vynne

The Maned Wolf Conservation Project: Serra Da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Rogério Cunha de Paula, Flávio Henrique Guimarães Rodrigues, Marcelo Ximenes Bizerril, Nucharin Songsasen, Eduardo Eizirik, Ronaldo Gonçalves Morato, Jean Pierre Santos, Fernanda Cavalcanti Azevedo, Joares May-Júnior, Carla Cruz Soares, Fabiana Lopes Rocha, and Ricardo Corassa Arrais

Maned Wolf Conservation in the South of Brazil and Uruguay

Diego Queirolo, Cibele Indrusiak, Lorena Coelho, Mariana Cosse, and Graziela Dotta

Maned Wolf in Argentina

Lucía Soler

Environmental Influences on Maned Wolf Ecology in Bolivia

Louise H. Emmons

The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) in Paraguay

José L. Cartes, Anthony J. Giordano, and M. Nathalia Mujica Cameroni

Part III Perspectives for the Future

Education and Communication for the Conservation of Wild Canids

Denise Taylor

Introduction to the Human Dimension: A Valuable Research Tool to Achieve Wildlife Conservation Objectives and Maned Wolf Conservation

Alistair Bath

The Role of Ethnoscience in the Growth of Ethnoconservation as a New Approach to Nature Conservation in the Tropics: The Case of Brazil

Antonio Carlos Diegues

Policy Intervention in the Cerrado Savannas of Brazil: Changes in Land Use and Effects on Conservation

Carlos A. Klink

Maned Wolf Ecology and Conservation: The Road Ahead

Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Adriana Consorte-McCrea, and Eliana Ferraz

Index

About the Editors

Adriana Consorte-McCrea, Ph.D., began her research career studying the captive breeding of maned wolves through an apprenticeship in São Paulo Zoo in 1986. She has contributed to environmental education programs for the education departments of Wildwood Trust, the Natural History Museum–Tring, and Zoological Society of London Whipsnade Zoo. Adriana currently lectures at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK, where she founded and chairs the interdisciplinary Wildlife and People Initiative (part of CCCU’s Ecology Research Group), promoting discussion and research about relationships between wildlife and society, in the context of biodiversity conservation. Her main interest areas are attitudes toward wild carnivores and maned wolf conservation. She is a member of the Reintroduction Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission.

Eliana Ferraz Santos, Ph.D., is a native of Campinas (SP, Brazil), where she has worked for many years in biology and management of wild animals in Campinas Zoo. She has coordinated the Jequitibás Woods Zoo of Campinas since 2004, where she also serves as a zoologist. She has been the director of the "Associação Mata Ciliar" at the Canine Department of Jundiaí, and the founder and coordinator of the Project Echoes of the Woods (voluntary environmental education project) in Jequitibás Woods since 1997. Eliana has experience in zoology, working mainly in the areas of animal behavior, ecology of wild animals, captive animal management, and environmental enrichment. She has been an effective partner at the Paulista Society of Zoos since 1998, where she has directed the biology department since 2002.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI070000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General