New human-carnivore conflict paper

September 11, 2014

A recent paper by WildCRU’s Amy Dickman and colleagues has revealed the complexity of human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape. Dickman et al. show that such conflict is widespread in this landscape, which is concerning given its global significance for lions and other large carnivores. The research also highlights the interdisciplinary nature of human-wildlife conflict, with factors such as ethnicity and religion proving to be as important as attacks in shaping local attitudes towards carnivores. This is the first paper that has examined human-carnivore conflict in depth around Ruaha, and provides valuable data for shaping future conservation and conflict mitigation approaches.

The paper is available at Science Direct.