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Livestock loss caused by predators outside the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Abstract Human–carnivore conflict is a serious management issue often causing opposition towards conservation efforts. In a survey of 481 households in seven different villages outside the SerengetiExpand
Factors influencing conservation attitudes of local people in Western Serengeti, Tanzania
Attitudinal studies are increasingly being adopted as tools for evaluating public understanding, acceptance and the impact of conservation interventions. The findings of these studies have beenExpand
Sex Biases in Avian Dispersal: A Reappraisal
There is continued and strengthened support for the general pattern of female biased dispersal established by Greenwood in 1980 and there is now evidence for malebiased dispersal in twenty-two species representing twelve families. Expand
Patterns of self-reported fear towards large carnivores among the Norwegian public
Abstract In this paper, we analyse self-reported fear of four large carnivore species in a representative sample of the Norwegian population. People reported the most fear of the two largest and mostExpand
Human attitudes towards large carnivores in Norway
Abstract Many factors influence human attitudes towards large carnivores. In our study we explore different factors that affect attitudes towards four such species, i.e. wolverines Gulo gulo, lynxExpand
Constraints on host choice: why do parasitic birds rarely exploit some common potential hosts?
Comparison and experimental procedures are integrated and represent a novel approach that should prove useful for the understanding of interspecific ecological relationships in general and highlight the importance of considering multiple potential factors and their interactions for understanding absence of parasitism in potential hosts of parasitic birds. Expand
Reduced breeding success in white-tailed eagles at Smøla windfarm, western Norway, is caused by mortality and displacement
Abstract Climate change scenarios and efforts to reduce CO2 emissions have increased the focus on wind power and other renewable energy sources. Despite producing “clean” electricity, windfarms doExpand
The risk of parasitism in relation to the distance from reed warbler nests to cuckoo perches
It was found that reed warblers breeding further away from trees laid significantly larger eggs than birds breeding closer to trees. Expand
Evidence for egg discrimination preceding failed rejection attempts in a small cuckoo host
This is the first demonstration of a cuckoo host discriminating against real parasitic eggs but often accepting them, and results show that in host species experiencing difficulties in performing puncture ejection, non-mimetic cuckoos eggs may avoid rejection by means of their unusually high structural strength. Expand