What drives human–carnivore conflict in the North West Province of South Africa?

  title={What drives human–carnivore conflict in the North West Province of South Africa?},
  author={Michelle Thorn and Matthew Green and F. Dalerum and P. Bateman and D. Scott},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  • Michelle Thorn, Michelle Thorn, +5 authors D. Scott
  • Published 2012
  • Geography
  • Biological Conservation
  • Alleviating human–carnivore conflict is central to large carnivore conservation and is often of economic importance, where people co-exist with carnivores. However, effective conflict mitigation requires knowledge of underlying human and environmental drivers that is largely absent in South Africa. From 2006 to 2008, we interviewed land owners in the North West Province of South Africa to quantify; (1) human–carnivore conflict characteristics and (2) determinants of perceived predation levels… CONTINUE READING
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