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C Crown
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Media whack attack: Sharks, the media, and risk perception
I know I've written
a post about sharks before, but I think they need a follow-up. Specifically,
I'd like to talk about how people's negative perception of sharks is likely exacerbated
by the media, and why that could be leading us to unnecessarily kill sha...
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Drought and human-wildlife conflict in Kenya
Kenya has had lots of human-wildlife conflict news lately. They are experiencing an extreme drought that is leading to increased human-wildlife conflict . Due to an extended drought this year, wildlife are in increased competition with communities for water...
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Indias 30% Tiger Population Increase in Question
This is important, though only partly related to this blog due to the species involved-- the Bengal tiger-- which is frequently involved in human-wildlife conflict in India. Image from recent tiger census Recently, numerous articles came out touting that In...
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Indias 30% Tiger Population Increase in Question
This is important, though only partly related to this blog due to the species involved-- the Bengal tiger-- which is frequently involved in human-wildlife conflict in India. Image from recent tiger census Recently, numerous articles came out touting that In...
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Wolves in Norway
  Source: The Guardian Something I've noticed while writing
these posts is that people in the "third world" are often pretty
accepting of implementing non-lethal conflict mitigation plans. The "first world" however, less so. They have money to implement t...
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Herding Dogs Mitigate Human-Cheetah Conflict in Namibia
This is a feel-good story where everyone wins, all because of a well thought out conservation/human-wildlife conflict resolution program started by Dr. Laurie Marker 20 years ago. Here we see the power of programs that take into account both the wellness an...
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Human-Shark Conflict
Source:  Sharks-World People have an obsession with sharks. Maybe it's their ferocity, their cold, calculating demeanor, their inordinate number of teeth, or just the fact that they exist in the water, where you can't see them until its too late. Whatever i...
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Human-Tiger conflict in the Sundarbans
Source: Tourism of India Tigers ( Panthera tigris ) are the biggest and baddest of the big cats; and Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris tigris ), the subspecies found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, are the deadliest to humans, specifically in the Sunda...
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Update
Hi everyone, sorry for the delay. It's becoming clear that with field season, work, and my significant other back in the country, writing extensive posts frequently is not going to be possible if I plan on sleeping. I've been writing one long post for the p...
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Human-leopard conflict in India
Most people who pay attention to wildlife related issues are aware of human-tiger conflict in India, but there is another big cat in town making an even bigger ruckus- the Indian leopard. These leopards wreak havoc on the lives of people throughout the coun...
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