publication . Article . 2016

Human-wildlife conflict as a barrier to large carnivore management and conservation in Turkey

CHYNOWETH, MARK; ÇOBAN, EMRAH; ALTIN, ÇAĞATAY; ŞEKERCİOĞLU, ÇAĞAN;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: TÜBİTAK
Abstract
Large carnivorous mammals are wide-ranging animals and thus frequently come into contact with human settlements in agrarian landscapes. This often generates human-wildlife conflict; carnivores potentially damage livestock, agricultural products, or human well-being. In Turkey, the cooccurrence of eight medium-large carnivore species combined with a burgeoning human population and unsustainable consumption of natural resources increasingly threatens carnivore populations. To better understand human-wildlife conflict in Turkey and provide potential solutions, we conducted 959 human opinion surveys in 2006, 2010, and 2014 in 58 distinct settlements surrounding the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Anatolia,Caucasian lynx,brown bear,gray wolf,human-wildlife conflict,large carnivore,mammal ecology,opinion survey,sustainability,wild boar
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publication . Article . 2016

Human-wildlife conflict as a barrier to large carnivore management and conservation in Turkey

CHYNOWETH, MARK; ÇOBAN, EMRAH; ALTIN, ÇAĞATAY; ŞEKERCİOĞLU, ÇAĞAN;