Shweta Shivakumar's research while affiliated with Centre for Wildlife Studies and other places

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Our study titled “Land sharing potential of large carnivores in human‐modified landscapes of western India” used an occupancy framework to provide baseline information on patterns and determinants of large carnivore presence in human‐use landscapes. In their letter, Shrotriya et al. raise concerns about our survey design, distort our inferences, an...
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This study explores the diversity of factors that influence human–leopard relationships in Himachal Pradesh, India. Looking beyond the socio‐economic and ecological dimensions of human–leopard conflict, it documents the multifaceted nature of human–wildlife relationships. We carried out a qualitative analysis of human–leopard interactions based on...
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The current protected area (PA) network is not sufficient to ensure long‐term persistence of wide‐ranging carnivore populations. Within India, this is particularly the case for species that inhabit nonforested areas since PAs disproportionately over‐represent forested ecosystems. With growing consideration of human‐use landscapes as potential habit...

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... On the one hand, this could hint at how carnivores are increasingly being considered a part of coupled human and natural systems. In reality, it is mostly species from the Family Felidae (specifically the large catstiger, leopard, snow leopard, and Asiatic lion) that have been studied through an attempted interdisciplinary perspective (e.g., Ghosal et al., 2015;Dhee et al., 2019). Although interactions with large cat species typically have significant impacts on people and their property (Treves and Karanth, 2003), several other carnivore species also routinely interact with people, their livelihoods, and everyday lives. ...
... Step 1 (to a maximum of five covariates), and selected the final detection probability model for each species and season based on the best AIC ranking (Gould et al., 2019;Majgaonkar et al., 2019). Third, we incorporated the final detection probability models for each species and season within univariate occupancy models to test occupancy covariates within each category (Table 1) and carried forward occupancy covariates if 90% CIs for coefficients did not include zero. ...
... In the absence of suitable prey rich habitats or availability of easy prey, such interactions often turn negative (Treves and Karanth, 2003;Goodrich, 2010). Large carnivores residing or moving through human-dominated landscapes are widely known to predate on livestock (Madhusudan, 2003;Wilson et al., 2005;Valeix et al., 2012;Miller et al., 2016;Carter and Linnell, 2016), and, to a lesser degree, cause human fatalities and injuries (Gurung et al., 2008;Goodrich, 2010;Dhanwatey et al., 2013;Packer et al., 2019). When left unmanaged, such scenarios may lead to enhanced antagonism between local people and carnivores (Treves and Bruskotter, 2014;Zimmermann et al., 2020), which can lead to retaliatory killings (Woodroffe and Ginsberg, 1998;Inskip and Zimmermann, 2009) and poaching for illegal wildlife trade (Tilson et al., 2010;Moreto, 2019). ...