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Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries
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  • Edited by Mario Melletti, AfBIG (African Buffalo Initiative Group), IUCN SSC ASG, Erik Meijaard, Australian National University, Canberra
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Wild pigs inhabit vast areas in Europe, Southern Asia and Africa, and have been introduced in North and South America, while feral pigs are widespread in Australia and New Zealand. Many wild pig species are threatened with extinction, but Eurasian wild boar populations, however, are increasing in many regions. Covering all wild pig and peccary species, the Suidae and Tayassuidae families, this comprehensive review presents new information about the evolution, taxonomy and domestication of wild pigs and peccaries alongside novel case studies on conservation activities and management. One hundred leading experts from twenty five countries synthesise understanding of this group of species; discussing current research, and gaps in the knowledge of researchers, conservation biologists, zoologists, wildlife managers and students. This beautifully illustrated reference includes the long history of interactions between wild pigs and humans, the benefits some species have brought us and their role and impact on natural ecosystems.

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'[Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild] Pigs and Peccaries was designed for use in the scientific community but also is accessible to the public and decision makers. This book highlights the conservation challenges of threatened and endangered species, management of invasive populations, and the role of wild pig species in altering ecosystems. [It] is the only book to cover the full range of pig and peccary species and highlight their conservation and management needs in comprehensive detail. Overall, this is a valuable addition to the literature for those interested in ecology of the suborder Suoidea.'

Peter E. Schlichting Source: The Journal of Wildlife Management

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