Livestock depredation by large carnivores in the Indian trans-Himalaya: conflict perceptions and conservation prospects

  title={Livestock depredation by large carnivores in the Indian trans-Himalaya: conflict perceptions and conservation prospects},
  author={Charudutt Mishra},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={338 - 343}
  • C. Mishra
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Conservation
Livestock depredation by the snow leopard, Uncia uncia, and the wolf, Canis lupus, has resulted in a human-wildlife conflict that hinders the conservation of these globally-threatened species throughout their range. This paper analyses the alleged economic loss due to livestock depredation by these carnivores, and the retaliatory responses of an agro-pastoral community around Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian trans-Himalaya. The three villages studied (80 households) attributed a total of… 

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