Public perception of large carnivores in Latvia

  title={Public perception of large carnivores in Latvia},
  author={Žanete Andersone and Jānis T. Ozoliņ{\vs}},
Abstract Knowledge of and atittudes toward brown bear (Ursus arctos), lynx (Lynx lynx), and wolf (Canis lupus) in Latvia were assessed through surveys. Brown bears are rare and protected, whereas lynx and wolf are game species. Questionnaires were distributed in public schools and to a self-selected sample of readers of a national hunter's magazine. The Latvian public generally supported large carnivore conservation. Among the 3 species considered, the most positive attitudes were toward brown… 

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