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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Publications in this journal

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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: Uncertainty exists as to how duck harvest regulations influence waterfowl hunter behavior. We used the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Parts Collection Survey to examine how harvest regulations affected behaviors of Central Flyway duck hunters. We stratified hunters into ranked groups based on seasonal harvest and identified three periods (1975–1984, 1988–1993, 2002–2011) that represented different harvest regulations (moderate, restrictive, and liberal, respectively; season length and daily bag limits smallest in restrictive seasons and largest in liberal seasons). We examined variability of seven measures of duck hunter behaviors across the periods: days harvesting ducks, daily harvest, hunter mobility, mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) selectivity, gender selectivity, daily female mallard harvest, and timing of harvest. Hunters reported harvesting ducks on more days, at a higher efficiency, and in slightly more counties during liberal seasons relative to restrictive and moderate seasons. We provide evidence to suggest that future regulation change will affect hunter behaviors.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):15-29. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.950437
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    ABSTRACT: Over the past decade important advances have been made toward addressing human-wildlife conflict associated with the endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia). Engaging and motivating stakeholders through more participatory protocols remains a vital ingredient toward the design, implementation, and of monitoring robust, long-lasting, and locally adapted solutions that stress the community’s collective and positive visions for the change. Co-existence with this predator can be best achieved by empowering rural communities and helping them forge more harmonious and eco-centric relationships with their environment, one in which snow leopards are perceived as valued assets rather than pests to be eliminated. The Global Snow Leopard Environmental Plan endorsed in 2013 by all 12 snow leopard range countries offers a possible blueprint for this transformational process to take place. The major challenge rests with securing the necessary financing and the scaling up of remedial interventions to landscape levels across the range states.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1005856
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife 05/2015; 20(3):1-4. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1027974
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    ABSTRACT: Although leasing hunting rights increases landowner income and provides incentives to improve wildlife habitat, few landowners lease their lands. In this article, landowner attitudes about potential problems associated with fee hunting leases were explored based on a mail survey of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners. Responses to questions eliciting landowner levels of concern with 17 potential issues associated with hunting leases were aggregated into four categories: concerns about property damage and liability, customer relations, impacts on personal use, and impacts on habitat, wildlife and safety. Landowners were grouped into five subgroups based on their attitudes to these four categories. These groups were significant predictors of landowner willingness to allow hunting access in conjunction with public land hunting lease rate, property characteristics, and landowner demographics. These results provided insights into problems facing hunters and land managers attempting to improve access to NIPF lands.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 04/2015; 20(3):1-18. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1005854
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    ABSTRACT: The North American prairie ecosystem is under threat from urbanization, agriculture, oil and gas extraction, and climate change. Biodiversity loss is on the rise and while the United States has a national law in place to protect endangered species across all land parcels, Canada does not. The province of Saskatchewan presently has no stand-alone legislation for endangered species. The province, however, has signaled a willingness to create legislation. Using qualitative and quantitative data from urban residents and rural landowners, this article argues that the province would be well served to heed lessons from 40 years of conservation history in the United States. The amendments to the American Endangered Species Act suggest that it is necessary to incentivize landowner cooperation, particularly when dealing with agricultural landowners. The article concludes that Saskatchewan should emulate the American policies of Safe Harbor Agreements and Habitat Conservation Plans with “no surprise” policies.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 04/2015; 20(3):1-17. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1004207
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    ABSTRACT: Country parks offer urban residents the opportunity to experience wildlife, engage in environmental education, and socially bond with family and friends, but little is known about these experiences in China. Twenty-five interviews were conducted in 2012 to investigate the meanings Hong Kong residents visiting Kam Shan Country Park ascribed to social contact with wild rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Findings revealed positive attitudes toward the macaques. A key message was a positive human relationship with the macaques that were valued by the visitors for enjoyment and emotional satisfaction. Participants reported human-macaque interaction nurtured personal growth, family and social ties, and children’s education. Suggestions are offered to park managers and the government for managing human-macaque interaction in the park, such as animal management and education outreach programs.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 04/2015; 20(3):1-14. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.1004468
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    ABSTRACT: In Central Africa, bushmeat is commonly consumed, although its importance relative to other meats is incompletely understood. The urban demand for bushmeat is thought to be fueling the unsustainable trade of wildlife. In July-August 2010, 205 households were surveyed in Port-Gentil, Gabon, to describe meat consumption patterns and bushmeat acquisition practices. Using a three-day recall period, poultry and fish were consumed most frequently (86% and 84% of all households, respectively), compared to beef (44%), pork (25%), and bushmeat (24%). Small non-human primates represented a large proportion of the bushmeat consumed. Most of the bushmeat was acquired fresh and consumed boiled within 12 hours of purchase. Income was an important determinant for fish, bushmeat, and beef consumption. Finally, bushmeat was more frequently consumed on Sundays. This article reinforces the importance of considering economic factors when assessing determinants of household meat consumption in the central African urban setting.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):147-158. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.996836