Key factors and related principles in the conservation of large African carnivores

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dc.contributor.author Winterbach, H.E.K. (Hanlie Evelyn Kathleen)
dc.contributor.author Winterbach, Christiaan W.
dc.contributor.author Somers, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Hayward, Matt W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-19T06:07:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-19T06:07:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract 1. Large carnivores are a critical component of Africa’s biodiversity, and their conservation requires a clear understanding of interactions between large carnivores and people. 2. By reviewing existing literature, we identify 14 key factors that influence large African carnivore conservation, including ecological (biodiversity conservation, interspecific competition, ranging behaviour, ecological resilience, prey availability, livestock predation, disease and population viability), socio-economic (people’s attitudes and behaviours and human costs and benefits of coexistence with large carnivores) and political (conservation policy development and implementation, conservation strategies and land use zoning) factors. 3. We present these key factors in a model illustrating the levels of impact on large African carnivore conservation. 4. We identify the key principle that underpins each factor and its implications for both large carnivore conservation and human–carnivore conflict. 5. We provide a synthesis of the key factors and related principles in large African carnivore conservation and highlight the importance of the site-specific and species-specific context in conservation policy and implementation, formulated through an interdisciplinary and adaptive approach. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Wildlife Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This manuscript was partly funded by the Botswana Wildlife Management Association, Maun, Botswana, and made possible by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Gaborone, Botswana. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2907 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Winterbach, HEK, Winterbach, CW, Somers, MJ & Hayward, M 2013, 'Key factors and related principles in the conservation of large African carnivores', Mammal Review, vol. 43, pp. 89-100. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0305-1838 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2907 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2011.00209.x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/58419
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2012 The Authors. Mammal Review © 2012 Mammal Society/Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : Key factors and related principles in the conservation of large African carnivores, Mammal Review, vol. 43, pp. 89-110, 2013. doi : 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2011.00209.x. The definite version is available at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comjournal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2907. en_ZA
dc.subject Human impact en_ZA
dc.subject African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) en_ZA
dc.subject Cheetah en_ZA
dc.subject Large carnivores en_ZA
dc.subject Biodiversity en_ZA
dc.subject Conservation en_ZA
dc.subject Leopard (Panthera pardus) en_ZA
dc.subject Lion (Panthera leo) en_ZA
dc.title Key factors and related principles in the conservation of large African carnivores en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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