Human attitudes towards herpetofauna: The influence of folklore and negative values on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Portugal

@inproceedings{Ceraco2012HumanAT,
  title={Human attitudes towards herpetofauna: The influence of folklore and negative values on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Portugal},
  author={Luis M. P. Cer{\'i}aco},
  booktitle={Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundHuman values and folklore of wildlife strongly influence the effectiveness of conservation efforts. These values and folklore may also vary with certain demographic characteristics such as gender, age, or education. Reptiles and amphibians are among the least appreciated of vertebrates and are victims of many negative values and wrong ideas resulting from the direct interpretation of folklore. We try to demonstrate how these values and folklore can affect the way people relate to them… CONTINUE READING
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