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Bushmeat hunting, retaliatory killing, habitat degradation and exotic species as threats to Fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) conservation

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Fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox) Conservation
Abstract:

Large carnivores are in global decline, chiefly resultant of anthropogenic persecution, habitat reduction and disturbance. Fosas represent Madagascar’s largest carnivore, occupying much of the island's forest. This thesis examines the threats of bushmeat hunting, retaliatory killing, habitat alteration and exotic species using sociological and remote-sensing methodologies.

Habitat degradation was not associated with reduced fosa occupancy, indicating some resilience within large, co...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Department:
Department of Zoology
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Department:
Department of Zoology
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Supervisor
Department:
University of Catawba
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Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Merson, S
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2018-07-03

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