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Community, lions, livestock and money: A spatial and social analysis of attitudes to wildlife and the conservation value of tourism in a human-carnivore conflict in Botswana

Abstract:

We quantified livestock (cattle, shoats, horses and donkeys) losses to lions (Panthera leo) and attitudes to lions, livestock losses and tourism among livestock owners, village residents and tourism workers around Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana. Losses were not correlated with the size or structure of livestock enclosures, numbers of dogs or herders. Rather losses increased with the amount of livestock owned. Most were stray animals preyed upon at night. Attitudes to wildlife, co...

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Maclennan, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Macdonald, D More by this author
Journal:
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
Volume:
142
Issue:
11
Pages:
2718-2725
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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ISSN:
0006-3207
URN:
uuid:05b16ba2-c253-4849-a1ed-1552c40f86a3
Source identifiers:
210672
Local pid:
pubs:210672

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