Zimmermann, A. and Walpole, M.J. and Leader-Williams, N. (2005) Cattle ranchers' attitudes to conflicts with jaguar Panthera onca in the Pantanal of Brazil. Oryx, 39 (4). pp. 406-412. ISSN 0030-6053.
PDF (Cattle ranchers attitudes to conflicts with jaguar Panthera onca)
Restricted to Repository staff only
| Contact us about this Publication
Across its range in Latin America the jaguar Panthera onca is threatened by habitat loss and through conflict with people. In the Pantanal of Brazil, where large areas of land are devoted to cattle ranching, jaguars often attack livestock and are persecuted by ranchers. However, the extent to which livestock predation and/or other socio-economic factors affect ranchers' tolerance of jaguars is unclear. This study examined ranchers' attitudes towards jaguars and conservation in the northern Pantanal in order to identify ways of resolving jaguar-rancher conflict. The results suggest that most respondents supported the conservation of the Pantanal but that attitudes towards jaguars were mixed and difficult to predict on the basis of socio-economic factors. Attitudes towards jaguars were more closely related to respondents' age and relative wealth than to jaguar-related benefits through tourism or costs through cattle predation. Whilst efforts to reduce cattle losses are needed, it may be equally as important for conservation initiatives to focus on the inherent appreciation of the natural value of the Pantanal within this ranching community.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||attitudes conservation strategies human-wildlife conflict jaguars livestock predation Pantanal Panthera onca PROTECTED AREAS NATIONAL-PARK SNOW LEOPARD CONSERVATION AREA LOCAL PERCEPTIONS LIVESTOCK DEPREDATION ENVIRONMENT CARNIVORES PREDATION|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)|
|Depositing User:||C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum|
|Date Deposited:||28 Oct 2008 11:25|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 00:09|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8456 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
- Depositors only (login required):