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-Treves and Charles T. T. Edwards and Ogeto Mwebi and Fiachra Kearney and Laurence G. Frank},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          851-60
        }
}
Lion (Panthera leo) populations are in decline throughout most of Africa. The problem is particularly acute in southern Kenya, where Maasai pastoralists have been spearing and poisoning lions at a rate that will ensure near term local extinction. We investigated 2 approaches for improving local tolerance of lions: compensation payments for livestock lost to predators and Lion Guardians, which draws on local cultural values and knowledge to mitigate livestock-carnivore conflict and monitor… CONTINUE READING

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