Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Indias 30% Tiger Population Increase in Question

This is important, though only partly related to this blog due to the species involved-- the Bengal tiger-- which is frequently involved in human-wildlife conflict in India.

Image from recent tiger census

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wolves in Norway

Monbiot blog : A pack of Timber Wolves (wolf) wandering in snowy birch forest of  Norway
Source: The Guardian

Something I've noticed while writing these posts is that people in first world countries are often oddly unaccepting of non-lethal human-wildlife conflict mitigation plans. This is especially true if they're focused on predators. Often the preferred solution is lethal control, with an active refusal of non-lethal methods, as can be learned by the frequent culling of animals such as wolves, bears, and coyotes throughout many countries. This post will focus on wolves in Norway, which are kept at artificially low numbers through culling, due to local fear and perceived threat to livestock.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Herding Dogs Mitigate Human-Cheetah Conflict in Namibia

This post is about a great human-wildlife conflict resolution program started by Dr. Laurie Marker over 20 years ago in Namibia. Read on for some background about human-cheetah conflict in Namibia and how Livestock Guarding Dogs are making a difference in the lives of both local farmers and cheetahs alike.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Human-Shark Conflict

Tiger Shark
Source: Sharks-World

People have an obsession with sharks. Maybe it's their ferocity, their cold, calculating demeanor, their inordinate number of teeth, or just the fact that they exist in the water, where you can't see them until its too late. Whatever it is, you can't swing a dead cat on the internet without hitting a shark post. Here is another one.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Human-Tiger Conflict in the Sundarbans

Source: Sundarban National Park
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are the biggest and baddest of the big cats; and the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the subspecies found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, experiences the most conflict with humans, specifically in the Sundarbans.