Efficacy of Two Lion Conservation Programs in Maasailand, Kenya

@article{Hazzah2014EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of Two Lion Conservation Programs in Maasailand, Kenya},
  author={Leela Hazzah and Stephanie Dolrenry and Lisa Naughton and Charles Thomas Thesen Edwards and Ogeto Mwebi and Fiachra Kearney and Laurence G. Frank},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28}
}
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