Meta-Analysis of Attitudes toward Damage-CausingMammalian Wildlife

Many populations of threatened mammals persist outside formally protected areas, and theirsurvival depends on the willingness of communities to coexist with them. An understanding of the attitudes,and specifically the tolerance, of individuals and communities and the factors that determine these is thereforefundamental to designing strategies to alleviate human-wildlife conflict. We conducted a meta-analysis toidentify factors … Continued

Sharing land with bears: Insights toward effective coexistence

Cohabiting with large carnivores does not necessarily equate to coexistence. In human-dominated landscapes, an effective coexistence is necessary to ensure long-term viable and sustainable conditions for large carnivores and humans, respectively. To better understand how cohabitation may develop toward coexistence, we used some of the cognitive hierarchy constructs to compare (n = 196 questionnaires) stakeholders’ attitudes, beliefs, … Continued

Coexisting with Wolves

Coexistence is not a new philosophy for the folks on the ground at the Wood River Wolf Project or the Voyageurs Wolf Project. They live it during every summer grazing season.  For 14 years, the Wood River Wolf Project has been on the ground using nonlethal strategies to minimize wolf sheep conflicts in Idaho. When … Continued

Help us Complete the Last Mile…and save Wolves!

The “Sheep Ranch” sits in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem in Minnesota.  It’s the only livestock operation in a 700 square mile region that is otherwise a wolf stronghold in the state. Tragically, this 1500 acre cattle ranch has been the source of long term wolf-livestock conflict for years, which has resulted in over 200 wolves … Continued

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