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From attitudes to actions: Predictors of lion killing by Maasai warriors

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Despite legal protection, deliberate killing by local people is one of the major threats to the conservation of lions and other large carnivores in Africa. Addressing this problem poses particular challenges, mainly because it is difficult to uncover illicit behavior. This article examined two groups of Maasai warriors: individuals who have killed African lions (Panthera leo) and those who have not. We conducted interviews to explore the relationship between attitudes, intentions and known li...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0170796

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Dolrenry, S More by this author
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Department:
Pembroke College
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
e0170796
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-01-15
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:671159
URN:
uri:c8565d52-5b54-4644-8c00-71edb925c654
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uuid:c8565d52-5b54-4644-8c00-71edb925c654
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pubs:671159

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