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    Using predator attack data to save lives, human and crocodilian

    Pooley, Simon (2015) Using predator attack data to save lives, human and crocodilian. Oryx 49 (04), pp. 581-583. ISSN 0030-6053.

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    Abstract

    As human populations grow and transform undeveloped terrestrial and aquatic habitats, human–wildlife conflict inevitably increases. This is particularly problematic for large predators and the humans who live alongside them. Relatively little research has been conducted on alleviating adverse human encounters with one of the most significant predator species in Africa, the Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus. This short communication raises questions about some of the general statements made to explain the incidence of attacks by crocodiles. Some of the limitations of the data on such attacks are considered, with recommendations on what kinds of data are required. Data collection and analysis, and how they can inform more effective mitigation efforts, are discussed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Africa, crocodiles, databases, human–wildlife conflict, predators, social–ecological systems
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 13:58
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 11:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23877

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