Effects of knowledge of an endangered species on recreationists' attitudes and stated behaviors and the significance of management compliance for ohlone tiger beetle conservation.

@article{Cornelisse2013EffectsOK,
  title={Effects of knowledge of an endangered species on recreationists' attitudes and stated behaviors and the significance of management compliance for ohlone tiger beetle conservation.},
  author={Tara M. Cornelisse and Timothy P. Duane},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1449-57}
}
Recreation is a leading cause of species decline on public lands, yet sometimes it can be used as a tool for conservation. Engagement in recreational activities, such as hiking and biking, in endangered species habitats may even enhance public support for conservation efforts. We used the case of the endangered Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone) to investigate the effect of biking and hiking on the beetle's behavior and the role of recreationists' knowledge of and attitudes toward Ohlone… CONTINUE READING
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