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Attitudes Toward Predators and Options for Their Conservation in the Ewaso Ecosystem

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dc.contributor.author Romañach, Stephanie S.
dc.contributor.author Lindsey, Peter A.
dc.contributor.author Woodroffe, Rosie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-20T12:30:59Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-20T12:30:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:20:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/16711/Georgiadis-007-web.pdf
dc.identifier.citation Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenyas Ewaso Ecosystem, 85-93.
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0282 (print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1943-6696 (online) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/16711 en_US
dc.description.abstract The act of killing predators over livestock predation has been the principal cause of declining predator populations throughout Africa. Finding solutions for the coexistence of people with predators in the Ewaso region is of great importance for the local tourism industry and for the persistence of Kenya’s wildlife outside of protected areas. We report results of an assessment of attitudes toward predators by landholders and land users in the Ewaso region and their tolerance of livestock losses, relative to socioeconomic factors. Although prospects are good for predator conservation on large-scale private ranches, the future of predators on communally owned properties remains uncertain. Prospects would be improved not only by finding solutions to reduce livestock depredation but also by ensuring that individuals tolerating losses from predators receive benefits from having predators on their land. Additionally, policy changes are needed to allow landholders to capitalize on benefits from wildlife, which would encourage their participation in wildlife conservation. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology; 632 en_US
dc.subject Wildlife conservation en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject Ngiro River Watershed en_US
dc.title Attitudes Toward Predators and Options for Their Conservation in the Ewaso Ecosystem
dc.type Chapter
dc.identifier.srbnumber 100977
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810282.632.85
rft.jtitle Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
rft.issue 632
rft.spage 85
rft.epage 93


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