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 H. D. de Iongh and E. 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… CONTINUE READING
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