Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Hum Dimens Wildl)

Publisher: Human Dimensions in Wildlife Study Group, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Human Dimensions of Wildlife is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. The journal was created to provide an open forum for exchange of human dimensions information.

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Website Human Dimensions of Wildlife website
Other titles Human dimensions of wildlife
ISSN 1087-1209
OCLC 34179670
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: This article examined a typology of female hunters, factors constraining participation, and negotiation strategies females used to overcome constraints. A survey of Oregon hunters was conducted in the summer of 2010 to understand hunting characteristics using the 2008 big game license database (n = 392). We created a typology of female hunters using a cluster analysis of Recreation Experience Preference items. Four clusters were identified: less-engaged, family oriented, nature-sport, and all around enthusiast. Analysis of variance revealed differences among female hunter segments. Differences existed among the four groups on both constraints and negotiation strategies. One of the notable groups was the family-oriented hunter. This type of hunter was the most likely to perceive constraints and the most likely to utilize negotiation strategies to increase their participation in hunting. Findings reveal nuanced differences between types of female hunters. These findings can assist managers with outreach strategies and facilitate future female hunting participation.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):30-46. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.957366
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    ABSTRACT: We quantified elephant–train casualties along the 163 km (101 mi) Siliguri-Alipurduar railway line in northern West Bengal, India and assessed stakeholder perceptions about this conflict. We found that casualties have increased post-conversion of this railway line from meter to broad gauge, and are highest during monsoons and winters. Higher casualty risk was associated with closer distances to nearest curve and higher forest cover. Elephants frequently visit near this railway line, and 83% of households living in close proximity to this line sighted elephants during 2012. Most train operators (87%) said that elephant–train collisions had increased, and cited speed, low visibility, and lack of warning systems as main reasons. Among household respondents, reasons for accidents included an increase in both train numbers and speed. Our suggestions for mitigating the conflict include installation of sensor-systems that can warn train drivers about approaching animals, and shifting trains to the alternate existing railway line.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):81-94. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.937017
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    ABSTRACT: Limited research has examined landowner acceptance of using incentives for managing wildlife (e.g., compensation schemes). We examined acceptance of strategies for managing beaver impacts, use of incentives to protect habitat and retain beavers on private property, and how responses differed by impact severity, residential location, and experiences with beavers. Data were obtained from surveys of landowners in four regions of Oregon (n = 1,204). Education about how to coexist with beavers was the most acceptable management response across six impact scenarios (e.g., beaver chews trees, floods buildings). Lethal control was unacceptable across all scenarios. As impacts increased, leaving beavers alone became unacceptable and removing dams became acceptable. Irrespective of impact, landowners would be more likely to use incentives (e.g., financial compensation) than remove beavers. Landowners in Eastern Oregon and those who experienced impacts would be less likely to use incentives and considered aggressive strategies (e.g., removing dams, lethal control) more acceptable.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1083062
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    ABSTRACT: User satisfaction has frequently been used to evaluate outdoor recreationists’ quality of the experience. Similarly, recreational conflict has been important in previous literature as an approach to providing for a better understanding of conflict. This article examined potential conflict between whitewater boaters and anglers on the North Umpqua River. Our goal was to test the influence of ingroup and outgroup conflict and perceived crowding on trip satisfaction. Two multiple regression analyses found that the overall trip satisfaction of boaters and anglers was negatively influenced by perceived crowding. There was very little conflict intensity, and the zoning approach seemed to minimize in- and outgroup conflict. In this case the river is seen as a well-managed river recreation setting.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1072757

  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1046533
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an infectious disease caused by a prion that results in neurodegeneration and death in cervids. This study uses Q methodology to characterize stakeholder perspectives about CWD risk and management on the Canadian prairies, and to understand the potential for CWD management using an adaptive governance framework. Workshops and individual interviews were conducted with 16 stakeholders in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Problem definitions framed CWD as a technical problem calling for technical solutions. All perspectives on solutions focused on the importance of education and the idea that management should fit within a national management strategy. A unique Aboriginal perspective also emerged and warrants further exploration. Results also indicated that although stakeholders wish to be involved with CWD management, they trust and expect government leadership, and are disinterested in adaptive governance. Challenges for stakeholder involvement in Canadian CWD management include a lack of sufficient leadership and general ambivalence.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 08/2015; 20(5):1-17. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1046095

  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1046094
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    ABSTRACT: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) conservation is interconnected to social, economic, and environmental factors. Since the 2003 World Parks Congress, cheetah conservation practitioners have been applying human -wildlife conflict resolution strategies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Future Farmers of Africa training has taught farm management skills to over 3,000 rural Namibian farmers and is being used in other range countries. Capacity building for conservation scientists and extension officers has been conducted using a “train the trainer” approach. The use of livestock-guarding dogs has expanded and eco-labels have been established to assist communities to coexist with cheetahs. Awareness building and government “buy-in” has occurred in many of the cheetah range countries. The conservancy program of Namibia is spreading into other areas of Africa, providing a basis for developing large-scale, transboundary land management plans. However, the continuation and development of such programs is ongoing, and no single program is likely to reduce human -cheetah conflict alone.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 07/2015; 20(4):1-8. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1004144
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    ABSTRACT: This article examined the role of value orientations and attitudes toward aquatic invasive species (AIS) on responsible boating behavior to reduce the likelihood of spreading AIS. Mitigation strategies developed to prevent the spread of AIS are most successful when the determinants of boating behaviors are well understood. Data were collected using a self-administered mail survey of a regionally stratified random sample of registered boaters in Illinois. Results provided support for the distinction of attitude into affective and behavioral components. While value orientations were significant predictors of environmental concern and past responsible environmental behavior, these attitude components were good predictors of intentions for future responsible boating behavior. Identifying the most influential predictors of responsible boating behaviors will help resource managers design effective intervention strategies to prevent AIS spread.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 07/2015; 20(5):1-13. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1030479