Management Strategies of Free-Roaming Horses in Alberta Compared with Other Jurisdictions

@article{Zomorodi2019ManagementSO,
  title={Management Strategies of Free-Roaming Horses in Alberta Compared with Other Jurisdictions},
  author={Sanam Zomorodi and Tony R. Walker},
  journal={Rangeland Ecology and Management},
  year={2019},
  volume={72},
  pages={907 - 915}
}
ABSTRACT Management strategies of free-roaming species are subject to polarizing debates around the world. This paper provides perspectives on free-roaming horse management strategies practiced in Alberta and compares them against national management strategies used in Canada and internationally (United States and Australia) to illustrate importance of science-based and socially inclusive management schemes. Owing to their pluralistic status as an introduced and culturally significant species… Expand
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