Assessment and mitigation of human-lion conflict in West and Central Africa

  title={Assessment and mitigation of human-lion conflict in West and Central Africa},
  author={Hans Bauer and Hans H. de Iongh and Etot{\'e}p{\'e} A. Sogbohossou},
Abstract The lion (Panthera leo) is most threatened in West and Central Africa; livestock encroachment and indiscriminate killing of lions are the main threats. Human-lion conflict mitigation is therefore key to persistence. Several experiments were carried out in the region to assess and mitigate human-lion conflict. In Pendjari National Park in Benin, enclosures of clay instead of the usual thorny branches reduced depredation figures by half. Around the Niger side of ‘W’ National Park… 

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