Questions related to Human-Wildlife Conflict
I have completed my thesis on the topic 'Study of Human-Wildlife Conflict in Broghil National Park Pakistan'? Please guide me for its publication in a good journal.
Several animals, especially avians, have successfully adapted to live in cities. The urbanized environment affects these birds both in behavioral, and morphological aspects as stated in several journal articles I’ve read. I have been wondering what would happen to a certain population of birds if their urban environment is lost or if they are reintroduced to the wild after generations of adaptive progress in relation to the urban environment. A lot of articles talk about how wild animals adapt to urban areas, but so far I have not found any regarding the opposite. Considering that most animals raised in captivity don't fare very well in the wild where they are left to their own resources, would these birds exhibit a similar pattern? Would it be different since they are a ‘wild’ urban species and technically not raised in captivity? In what ways would the loss of an urban habitat most likely affect the avian species?
Can anyone identify a case whereby a conservation intervention into a human-wildlife conflict situation resulted in a long-term, sustained (and enhanced!) co-existence between the conflict wildlife species and local communities? If so, what were the indicators used to measure this 'co-existence', who measured them, and how? Any links would be appreciated :)
We are starting a project studying public and local perception of a large predator in rural areas, with some human-wildlife conflict involved.
We want to know if this perception has changed over years of science extension and talks with locals, comparing perceptions of people living in areas where we have already been studying this species with other areas where we have not been yet, to see whether our work has been useful in the end.
Although I understand that any research on this issue is very unique by itself (in terms of study species, current conservation status or country, to name a few), I would appreciate any advice on literature, statistical analyses and survey examples or models, to start shaping it.
Thank you very much in advance!
I assume that, in countries with any kind of compensation system regarding the agricultural wildlife/game damage, there has to be some sort of field assessment conducted by experts.
I would like to collect information on the different systems that operate in the different countries (ie. is there a compensation system, if yes, who estimates the damage, are there any sampling principles that are obligatory to be followed or even specified sampling methods, or it is simply up to the experts, etc.).
I would be grateful for any written, citable resource (primarily in English, if it exists) or even for personal summaries.
In return, I can prepare a description of the Hungarian situation, if anyone finds it interesting or useful.
Thank you in advance!
We've used my long term attack data for Nile crocs in S Africa and Swaziland to investigate possible links with rainfall, water levels and temperature. Initial findings suggest that water levels and rainfall are not significant, and only minimum daily temperature shows a (strong) correlation.
Does anyone know or have someone developed any type of survey addressing social values (attitudes, beliefs, etc.) in relation to the interaction of human communities with wildlife (fauna)?
I would like to know details about their development and statistical data related to their results, and I am especially interested if the survey has been developed at regional or local level (in the area of a municipality, or group of municipalities belonging to some type of protected area, for example).
"Human wildlife conflicts" is on the rise. Most tropical forest fringe communities can now identify a clear "peak" and "lean" conflict season in a calendar year. Are wildlife moving into humanospheres in certain times because the conditions inside forests (their natural habitat) at that time are bad? How to check this ? Will analysing the various biotic (vegetation characteristics) and abiotic (select meteorological parameters, stream water parameters) in the adjacent forests in the two "conflict seasons" answer the question? If so, What are the other possible measurable parameters?
This is not a question but an informative message about ASF in wild boars in the Czech Republic! The first wild boar positive for ASF was found in Moravia, near the town of Zlín (it was in Monday, 26th June). To date, 17 dead boars were found - 4 were positive, 3 were negative and the results of other boars are expected. The crisis commission is now intensively working on the eradication program, which will then be approved by the European Commission. Later, I will keep you informed about the development of ASF in the Czech Republic.
Loss of forest genetic resources and wildlife smuggling is a one of the major issues of forest conservation and management process in the developing context. It has became a considerable issues of my country (Sri Lanka) and I have involved to do some research about that. I want to collect some information about that issue from different geographical regions to do comparative analyze. Hep me to find some information.
It will be a great help if you introduce anyone working in this field or if you know any articles please notify us. we are planing to reduce conflict between local people & wild boars.
We have some records of striped hyenas getting killed due to retaliation by humans. There is some information on human-spotted hyena conflict but virtually nothing human-striped hyena conflict in the web. I hope friends here could help me.
Example of a case study : When the "Grey wolf" was reintroduced into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in 1995, there was only one beaver colony in the park, said Doug Smith, a wildlife biologist in charge of the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Today, the park is home to nine beaver colonies, with the promise of more to come, as the reintroduction of wolves continues to astonish biologists with a ripple of direct and indirect consequences throughout the ecosystem. Cases of how the re-introduction of wolves , changed the river patterns significantly, is also a remarkable study!
I'm doing a case study on Singapore as a wildlife trafficking hub in Southeast Asia. Any information about Singaporean political drivers of the wildlife trade or political drivers of the trade in general would be greatly appreciated!
In order to minimize livestock depredation and agricultural field compensation process and thus ultimately reducing human wildlife conflict.
Nepal is facing increasing incidences of human wildlife conflicts. Among those incidents, largest share is from Wild Elephant, So we are seeking best successful cases how the damages were reduced in terms of crop damages as well as human killings in the vicinity of forests.
i am working on human wildlife conflict in Himalayas and planing to implement some coping strategies to control human wildlife conflict in the study area.
I'm looking to do analysis on wildlife roadkill on Taiwan's roads. I know that data has been collected from some of the national parks, but I can't seem to find who collected and from where it might be sourced or if the data is systematically collected every year.
Rhesus macaque and Wild pig are the main two species which involve in human wildlife conflict. so implementing any mitigation its important to know about the ecology of the species.
I am looking for literature regarding sharing of bacterial pathogens like Salmonella, E.coli and Mycobacterium paratuberculosis between domestic and wild animals from indian subcontinent. if anyone has literature regarding it please share.
As we accumulate more and more ecological data on such conflicts, it seems that what we really lack is an understanding of the cultural contexts of many such conflicts. I'm aware of recent work by Steve Redpath and others, and am very keen to find more key sources from a variety of disciplines. My own work on croc attacks suggests that the best scientifically-informed advice based on our knowledge of croc ecology and behaviour often fails because of local beliefs about crocodiles ('were-crocodiles', fate, magical protections or curses). I'm very interested in examples of this in relation to crocodiles, particularly in Africa.
I'm a PhD student researching into this question. I'm particularly interested in whether incentives can improve tolerance for livestock and game farmers towards large threatened carnivores. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Please advise of any publications about visitor safety & warning signs in National Parks. This is for a review of visitor warning signs & procedures in parks for Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, conducted by Southern Cross University.
Please email Heather Zeppel about publications [email address removed by Admin].
It is possible that in some areas livestock breeders may decrease or stop livetsock breeding due to permanent/frequent predation by wolves Any opinions from direct observations and published papers are welcome.
A CT-scan study of a recently found injured Persian leopard revealed that there is sever damages to the spinal cord as he was shot several times This type of problem is usually thought to be incurable and irreversible. However, is anyone aware of any similar case that the veterinarian gave a chance with spinal cord problem?
I am preparing a ms dealing with and discussing the above matter and I would very much appreciate your kind cooperation in suggesting/sending papers and other types of information regarding these 2 points:
1. Is the increase in whale watching activities potentially generating higher probabilities of accidents involving humans and cetaceans in the wild?
2. As I am compiling a list of known and published accidents, could you suggest/send your own papers on this subject?
I look for evidence on the impact of human activities during the night. This impact is more important at night than during the day? Are there arguments to prohibit nocturnal activities? Thank you.
I want information about counting the number of birds and wild animals that die as a result of accidents on the roads.
I am trying to work out where in the world people have really changed the way they interact with their environment, either at regional (e.g., country-wide) or local scales (e.g., a town, community). I know that individual people can change the way they manage their backyard, but where has this behavioural change been effectively scaled up? Also, has change been gradual or radical? And what theories underlie such societal changes? All insights welcome.
I'm seeking papers which describe situations in which predators were perceived by people to pose a greater conservation threat than they actually did, and where subsequent lethal control actually caused ecological problems/disasters (e.g. mesopredator release, enabling prey species to increase and alter vegetation patterns, increased carrion and therefore disease). Thanks.
Orienteering is a sport which takes place largely off-track in terrain
which often has conservation value. This gives rise to concern amongst ecologists that there is the potential for damage to flora and fauna.
The conclusion to be drawn from the general vegetation impact studies is that
orienteering has low to very low impact with generally rapid recovery. The disturbance of breeding birds is more problematic and the research information is very limited.
A recent survey in Nepal shows the gradual increase of tiger population from 121 adults in 2009 to 198 adults in 2013. As population is increasing, the human tiger conflict is also on the rise especially in Chitwan National Park. Recently two male tigers were captured from the buffer zone area as these tigers were killing livestock. One of them was released back into the wild in the core area of the park (16 km aerial distance from the captured location) with a satellite collar. But within two weeks he went back to the place where he was captured, covering a distance of 82 km. We fear he will again cause trouble there and don't have idea what to do afterwards. Can anybody suggest the right approach to manage such tigers?
A wild bull from Central Nepal killed more than a dozen locals within last three years. District Administration Office Chitwan has already decided to kill the elephant. You are invited to give your thoughts on the decisions as well as possible solution.
Every year about a dozen people are killed by wild elephants in Nepal, mostly by the solitary bulls and the conflict is increasing every year. There are a few retaliatory killings of the elephants also in recent years. Most of the elephant habitat is fragmented and there is a high pressure of resource extraction in the remaining forest patches outside protected areas. In such situation, what are the best practices around the world to manage such a conflict?