publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Public Perceptions of Bears and Management Interventions in Japan

Susan Jacobson;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Conservation of bears is a challenge globally. In Japan, Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) and brown bears (Ursus arctos) are considered a nuisance because of agricultural and property damage and personal human danger due to occasional human casualties. Reduction of human–bear conflicts in Japan would improve long-term conservation of bears and reduce risks to human health and safety. To understand Japanese perceptions of and experience with bears, we analyzed results of 5 public surveys and reviewed 29 articles from the research and gray literature in Japan. We compared recommendations for interventions to reduce human–bear conflicts with results from 45 N...
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free text keywords: Asiatic black bear, attitude, belief, brown bear, culture, experience, human– wildlife conflicts, intervention, Animal Sciences
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Public Perceptions of Bears and Management Interventions in Japan

Susan Jacobson;