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Bells, bomas and beefsteak: Complex patterns of human-predator conflict at the widlife-agropastoral interface in Zimbabwe

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Reports of livestock depredation by large predators were systematically collected at three study sites in northwestern Zimbabwe from 2008- 2013. We recorded 1,527 incidents (2039 animals killed and 306 injured). Lions (Panthera leo) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) were mostly responsible, and cattle and donkeys most frequently attacked. Patterns of predation were variable among study sites. Nevertheless, some overall patterns were apparent. Predators selected livestock close to th...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7717/peerj.2898

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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PeerJ Publisher's website
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PeerJ Journal website
Volume:
5
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Article: e2898
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-12-12
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2167-8359
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pubs:665005
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uri:684548c4-b4d0-44cd-98aa-2f98ee94fbd3
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uuid:684548c4-b4d0-44cd-98aa-2f98ee94fbd3
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pubs:665005

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