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    An interdisciplinary review of current and future approaches to improving human-predator relations

    Pooley, Simon and Barua, M. and Beinart, W. and Dickman, A. and Holmes, G. and Lorimer, J. and Loveridge, A. and Macdonald, D. and Marvin, G. and Redpath, S. and Sillero, C. and Zimmermann, A. and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2017) An interdisciplinary review of current and future approaches to improving human-predator relations. Conservation Biology 31 (3), pp. 513-523. ISSN 0888-8892.

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    In a world of shrinking habitats and increasing competition for natural resources, potentially dangerous predators bring the challenges of coexisting with wildlife sharply into focus. Through interdisciplinary collaboration between authors trained in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, this paper offers a review of current approaches and a vision for future approaches to understanding and mitigating adverse human-predator encounters. The paper first reviews some limitations to current approaches to mitigation. Second, it reviews an emerging interdisciplinary literature, identifying key perspectives on how to better frame and therefore successfully mitigate such conservation conflicts. Third, it discusses the implications for future research and management practice. It is concluded that a demand for rapid, ‘win-win’ solutions for conservation and development favours dispute resolution and technical fixes, obscuring important underlying drivers of conflicts. Without due cognisance of these underlying drivers, our well intentioned efforts, focussed on ‘human wildlife conflicts,’ will fail.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): human-wildlife conflict, predators, interdisciplinary research, conservation management
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Simon Pooley
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 13:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27


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