Human Dimensions

Governments in North America and Europe systematically over-inflate native carnivore numbers for political purposes

Political Populations of Large Carnivores

Darimont et al 2018

Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation governance: The case of wildlife management in the United States

Manfredo et al

Study found “indications of backlash from a populist hunting culture in the U.S.,” apparently in reaction to “a shift in wildlife values” away from traditional activities like hunting and fishing toward non-consumptive uses and a greater concern for animal welfare.

Extinguishing a Learned Response in a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Mech, L. David. 2017

A free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), habituated to human presence (the author) on Ellesmere Island, Canada, learned to anticipate experimental feeding by a human, became impatient, persistent, and bold and exhibited stalking behaviour toward the food source 

2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation National Overview Issued August 2017

Preliminary information from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation is provided in this report. The final, more detailed National Report will be available December 2017.

Where can wolves live and how can we live with them?

Mech, David L  2017

Don’t forget to look down – collaborative approaches to predator conservation

Collaborative approaches to predator conservation


Posted on February 16, 2016

Emotions And The Ethics Of Consequence In Conservation Decisions: Lessons From Cecil The Lion

Nelson et al

Changes In Attitudes Toward Animals In The Us From 1978-2014

George et al July 2016

Public preferences for species conservation: choosing between lethal control, habitat protection and no action

Lute et al November 2016

Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up: Cryptic Poaching Slows Restoration of a Large Carnivore in Europe

Liberg et al 2011

When Shooting a Coyote Kills a wolf: Mistaken Identity or Misguided Management?

Newsome et al 2015

State Overview – 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

July 2007

Wildlife Watching in the U.S.: The Economic Impacts on National and State Economies in 2011
2015 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Economic Contributions to Local Communities, States
Who Pays – Wildlife Conversation and Management Funding in the US

October 2014

Wolf Paw Print