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Lunstrum publishes chapter on wildlife as natural resources

Libby Lunstrum, School of Public Service, photo by Emma Thompson

Libby Lunstrum, an associate professor in the School of Public Service, has published a chapter, Conservation and the production of wildlife as resource, in “Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography.”

Lunstrum and her co-author say that despite wildlife’s allure of wilderness and timelessness, even animals as iconic as elephants and rhinos have been produced as a natural resource through a series of human-led interventions.

The chapter charts wildlife’s ongoing and shifting production as a resource through the practice and science of conservation, and draws attention to the values that underpin this production, Lunstrum said.