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Community, lions, livestock and money: a spatial and social analysis of attitudes to wildlife and the conservation value of tourism in a human-carnivore conflict in Botswana

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We quantified livestock (cattle, shoats, horses and donkeys) losses to lions (Panthera leo) and attitudes to lions, livestock losses and tourism among livestock owners, village residents and tourism workers around Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana. Losses were not correlated with the size or structure of livestock enclosures, numbers of dogs or herders. Rather losses increased with the amount of livestock owned. Most were stray animals preyed upon at night. Attitudes to wil...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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The Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation South Africa, Upington, South Africa
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Biological Conservation Journal website
Volume:
142
Issue:
11
Pages:
2718-2725
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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0006-3207
Language:
English
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2010-04-30

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