Author ' s personal copy Conservation and the scarecrow effect : Can human activity benefit threatened species by displacing predators ?

@inproceedings{Leighton2010AuthorS,
  title={Author ' s personal copy Conservation and the scarecrow effect : Can human activity benefit threatened species by displacing predators ?},
  author={Patrick A. Leighton and Julia A. Horrocks and Donald L. Kramer},
  year={2010}
}
Most wild animals show direct negative responses to human disturbance; however, disturbance may also have positive indirect effects by altering species interactions. In the Caribbean, introduced mongooses (Herpestes javanicus) are an important diurnal predator of the nests of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). We asked whether daytime visitor activity could benefit hawksbills by reducing mongoose activity in nesting habitat. We used track monitoring sites to… CONTINUE READING