Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa John W. Wilson and Richard B. Primack
Forthcoming in August 2019

This textbook – the first conservation biology textbook for Africa – is unique in its optimal use of examples of conservation efforts in the continent, and brilliant description of the interdisciplinary nature of conservation biology. I commend the authors for making this textbook open access and for their dedication to building human capital in Africa for effective biodiversity conservation. I recommend this textbook for African students, conservation personnel, policymakers and everyone interested in nature conservation.
—Temitope Borokini, President, Africa section of the Society for Conservation Biology (2019–2022)

We finally have a textbook to teach our students conservation biology in an African context. Its comprehensive chapters are supplemented with real-world case-studies, written by researchers and practitioners across the region. What better way to equip and inspire our students for conservation action?
—Dr Bruktawit Abdu Mahamued, Biology Department, Kotebe Metropolitan University

Conservation Biology is a comprehensive study of the Sub-Saharan environment, covering both the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues; it is extremely easy to read, and is pitched at an appropriate level for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The fact that this book is being published open access means that it will be extensively used and thus help a wide range of students and conservation personnel that would not have access to this information otherwise. I commend the authors on this.
Prof Adrian M Shrader, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria


Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region.
Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography.
Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.



Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa
John W. Wilson and Richard B. Primack | Forthcoming August 2019
ISBN Paperback: 9781783747504
ISBN Hardback: 9781783747511
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783747528
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781783747535
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781783747542
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781783747559
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0177
Subject codes: BIC: RNKC (Conservation of the environment), 1HF (Sub-Saharan Africa), RNKH (Conservation of wildlife and habitats), RNC (Applied ecology); BISAC: NAT010000 (Ecology), NAT011000 (Environmental Conservation & Protection), SCI026000 (Environmental Science), NAT001000 (NATURE / Animals / General)