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Social Media and Large Carnivores: Sharing Biased News on Attacks on Humans

The Internet and social media have profoundly changed the way the public receives and transmits news. The ability of the web to quickly disperse information both geographically and temporally allows social media to reach a much wider audience compared to … read more

America Must Protect the Wolf to Save Our Soul

In America today, a rabid lupophobia is haunting the backcountry. In May 2011 the Obama administration lifted endangered species protection for the grey wolf in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies. The parochial assassins of the innocent in medieval fashion … read more

America’s Wildlife Values – The Social Context of Wildlife Management

The purpose of the America’s Wildlife Values Project was to assess the social context of wildlife management in the U.S. to understand the growing conflict around wildlife management. It is the first study of its kind to describe how U.S. … read more

Keep The Wolf From The Door: How To Conserve Wolves In Europe’s Human Dominated Landscapes?

The recolonization of wolves in European human-dominated landscapes poses a conservation challenge to protect this species and manage conflicts. The question of how humans can co-exist with large carnivores often triggers strong emotions. Here we provide an objective, science-based discussion … read more

Maintaining and Enhancing Connectivity to Address Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife

Little doubt remains among scientists that humans are changing the global climate system, and that these changes will have far reaching and fundamental impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity (Solomon et al. 2007). Even if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations were stabilized … read more

Governments in North America and Europe Systematically Over-Inflate Native Carnivore Numbers for Political Purposes

Society expects governments to implement evidencebased policy to preserve wildlife for future generations, a responsibility often codified in law (Treves et al. 2017b). The difficulties of crafting sound policy, however, are pronounced for large terrestrial carnivores. Systems in which humans … read more

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