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Behavioural adjustments of a large carnivore to access secondary prey in a human-dominated landscape

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Conflict between people and large carnivores is an urgent conservation issue world-wide. Understanding the underlying ecological drivers of livestock depredation by large carnivores is greatly needed. We studied the spatial, foraging and behavioural ecology of African lions Panthera leo in the Botswana Makgadikgadi ecosystem. This ecosystem comprises a protected area, characterized by high seasonal fluctuation in wild prey abundance, and adjacent lands, which are used for livestock grazing an...

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Journal:
Journal of Applied Ecology More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Pages:
73-81
Publication date:
2012-02-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2664
ISSN:
0021-8901
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:313379
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uuid:f741d416-c064-4d9f-81dd-b270acd2ab99
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pubs:313379
Source identifiers:
313379
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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