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A conceptual framework for understanding illegal killing of large carnivores

Overview of attention for article published in AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment, November 2016
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Title
A conceptual framework for understanding illegal killing of large carnivores
Published in
AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment, November 2016
DOI 10.1007/s13280-016-0852-z
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Authors

Neil H. Carter, José Vicente López-Bao, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, Meredith Gore, Guillaume Chapron, Arlyne Johnson, Yaffa Epstein, Mahendra Shrestha, Jens Frank, Omar Ohrens, Adrian Treves, Carter, Neil H, López-Bao, José Vicente, Bruskotter, Jeremy T, Gore, Meredith, Chapron, Guillaume, Johnson, Arlyne, Epstein, Yaffa, Shrestha, Mahendra, Frank, Jens, Ohrens, Omar, Treves, Adrian

Abstract

The growing complexity and global nature of wildlife poaching threaten the survival of many species worldwide and are outpacing conservation efforts. Here, we reviewed proximal and distal factors, both social and ecological, driving illegal killing or poaching of large carnivores at sites where it can potentially occur. Through this review, we developed a conceptual social-ecological system framework that ties together many of the factors influencing large carnivore poaching. Unlike most conservation action models, an important attribute of our framework is the integration of multiple factors related to both human motivations and animal vulnerability into feedbacks. We apply our framework to two case studies, tigers in Laos and wolverines in northern Sweden, to demonstrate its utility in disentangling some of the complex features of carnivore poaching that may have hindered effective responses to the current poaching crisis. Our framework offers a common platform to help guide future research on wildlife poaching feedbacks, which has hitherto been lacking, in order to effectively inform policy making and enforcement.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 3%
India 1 <1%
Bulgaria 1 <1%
Unknown 113 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 28%
Researcher 23 19%
Student > Master 19 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 28 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 42%
Environmental Science 43 36%
Unspecified 6 5%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 11 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2018.
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