Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way?
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Exploring the struggle between humans and wildlife to coexist
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Who Has The Right Of-Way? NikelaWildlife

Is it time to inspire the next generation to do their part?
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Locals around Masai Mara surrender land to make home for wildlife, end conflicts

Locals around Masai Mara surrender land to make home for wildlife, end conflicts | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Similar scripts where landowners have set aside huge tracts of land for wildlife conservation are replicated all over Masailand. In return, they share proceeds of tourism with the lodges that are within the conservancy.
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Oh The Lions We've Seen

Meet some of our favorite lions and the people on the ground protecting them. And relive some of our special lion moments. Ride along with us! Whil
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Are the ANC allowing the Chinese to rape our Oceans and take our Food Resources? - Karmic Sangoma

This is going to be a hard topic to tackle, just because of where it happens. Out of sight. To be specific, generally 5km`s or more beyond site beyond the horizon. For years now local fishermen have noticed unusually depleted fish reserves in areas where there should be large numbers of fish. They have also
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SANParks says Sylvester the lion to be put down 

SANParks says Sylvester the lion to be put down  | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
SANParks spokesman Rey Thakhuli said Sylvester the lion has been identified as a problem animal and will be euthanised.
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This Government Agency’s Job Is to Kill Wildlife

This Government Agency’s Job Is to Kill Wildlife | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Wildlife Services is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it specializes in killing wild animals that threaten livestock—especially predators such as coyotes, wolves, and cougars. Outside the ranching community, few have heard of Wildlife Services.
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How To Create a Demand Reduction Campaign

How To Create a Demand Reduction Campaign | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

There are a number of steps that you should follow when designing a demand reduction campaign for illegal wildlife consumption. In summary, these steps are:

Identify the user groups for each of the different products or different usesFind out the true motivations to use the productsSummarise the patternsDerive potential reasons to stop using and calibrate with target group(s)Identify the most effective communication channelsDesign campaign messages and test...
Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Our friend Lynn really knows what she is talking about... she has done the research.

 

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Why Illinois Is Roaring Mad About Lion Meat

Why Illinois Is Roaring Mad About Lion Meat | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Lion meat has been gaining traction among adventurous foodies. But some wildlife advocates worry that interest in lion meat in the U.S. could encourage more poaching abroad. So they're pushing legislation to ban lion meat in the state that seems to be at the center of the U.S. trade.
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LionAid - URGENT NEWS - LION CAPTURES IN ZIMBABWE, DESTINATION CHINA

LionAid - URGENT NEWS - LION CAPTURES IN ZIMBABWE, DESTINATION CHINA | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

We have been informed this morning that the first lion captures of this year started yesterday in Zimbabwe. Three lions, which were taken from Hwange National Park, are already in cages awaiting shipment to China. - See more at: http://www.lionaid.org/news/2016/01/urgent-news-lion-captures-in-zimbabwe-destination-china.htm#sthash.ULBMIziH.dpuf ;

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The Iconic Giraffe, so Beloved yet Under Existential Threat

The Iconic Giraffe, so Beloved yet Under Existential Threat | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
In our January spotlight we focus on the status of the iconic Giraffe - tall, graceful and under significant threat We all look at the giraffe as being peac
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What you need to know about The Colobus Monkey

What you need to know about The Colobus Monkey | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Quick facts about the status of the Colobus monkey,  another unique primate species in Africa that is under threat from habitat loss
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117 bears killed on first day of state's weeklong bear hunt

117 bears killed on first day of state's weeklong bear hunt | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

New Jersey's 2015 bear hunt began Monday the same way as it did in 2014: The first bear hunter to deliver his kill to the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County was also the first to arrive with a dead bear last year.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20151207_ap_792fe37cc4ba49b5b8f5c8bb18c00bb2.html#tJg6riXfwym44XL3.99 ;

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Finding alternatives to bushmeat

Finding alternatives to bushmeat | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

Arineitwe Moses finds cultivating fish a viable option to help his community stop killing wildlife for food. 

 

Here he is digging yet another pond.

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Way to go Moses!

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Zoos are the problem, not the solution to animal conservation

Instead of imprisoning
animals for profit, why not support shared efforts in coexistence?
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Human Noise Robs Owls of Their Ability to Hunt

Human Noise Robs Owls of Their Ability to Hunt | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Sounds from natural-gas extraction sites can reduce birds’ ability to find and capture prey.
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Wolf Hunting and Culling Give Psychological Green Light to Poachers, New Study Concludes

Wolf Hunting and Culling Give Psychological Green Light to Poachers, New Study Concludes | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
A new study casts serious doubt on the claim that hunting or culling wolves releases pressure from locals to kill wolves and reduces poaching.
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As a former psychotherapist this makes a whole lot of sense to me...
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SYLVESTER The Lion's REAL STORY 

SYLVESTER The Lion's REAL STORY  | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
SYLVESTER'S REAL STORY

Drakenstein Lion Park reports:

In 2010 a pride of 8 lions from the Addo National Park were released into the Karo
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How Humans Unwittingly Impact The Environment 

How Humans Unwittingly Impact The Environment  | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Even the most green and careful humans still unwittingly impact the environment.
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How Much Is Spent On Rhino Horn Demand Reduction Campaigns?

How Much Is Spent On Rhino Horn Demand Reduction Campaigns? | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it

When you add up everything that is being spent to save the rhino from extinction in the wild, then it would become a teeny tiny fraction of 1%. The vast majority of the money donated to rhino conservation is spent on the ground on protection measures – fencing, rangers, equipment, dehorning etc. Only a relatively small percentage is spent in demand countries. Of that percentage, again only a small fraction goes into what can be classed as demand reduction campaigns....

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Real food for thought as to where we are spending our time and money... and what really needs to be done to stop the rhino poaching!

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George and Yame Update Feb 2016

George and Yame Update Feb 2016 | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Jade, the carer at Kevin Richardson's Sanctuary, writes: I thought I’d just send through a few photos of George and Yame for everyone to see how big and beautiful they are now. As I'm sure you...
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Why do whales strand on beaches?

Why do whales strand on beaches? | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Shocking and sad images have been all over the media in the past few days as some massive sperm whales have washed up dead on British beaches. Normally humans and these deep water leviathans live far apart, so it’s understandable that we are surprised and distraught to encounter them like this. But why does it happen? And what can you do?
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Why is The Rothschild’s Giraffe in a Dire Predicament

Why is The Rothschild’s Giraffe in a Dire Predicament | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
The Rothschild's giraffe is one of the most endangered subspecies, with only a few hundred left in the wild.
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Tanzania: Encroachment, Poaching Destroys Hunting Block, Scares Away Tourists

Human encroachment and poaching are denying the government of revenue at Swagaswaga Game Reserve in Kondoa District, Dodoma Region.

Covering about 871 square kilometres between Kondoa and Chemba districts, the international hunting block could have generated lucrative cash in terms of foreign currencies, but it has never received much attention by the parent ministry despite the uniqueness of the area.

It takes only two hours to drive from Dodoma Municipality to the fascinating site well-covered by Miombo woodland.

Birds like lesser Koribustard, ground hornbill, lovebird, francolins, and guinea fowls welcome you with amazing sounds, before you proceed to Kondoa-Irangi painting caves which make the reserve even more unique. Wildlife animals found in the game reserve include jumbos, giraffes, buffaloes, elands, hartebeests, klipspringers, dikdik, warthogs, bushpigs, lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, honey budges, civets, and zebra.

But despite the endowment, the government is yet to benefit from the block, thanks to human activities and poaching facing the reserve.
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PODCAST Predator Conflicts: the Farmers’ Perspective #NikelaAfrica

PODCAST Predator Conflicts: the Farmers’ Perspective #NikelaAfrica | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Most of us are in shock to hear about Bibi and the Mara lion pride poisoning, however, what are predator conflicts like for farmers.
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A species doomed for extinction?

A species doomed for extinction? | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
I would like to start off by insuring folks that this article is not written to jump on the bandwagon of what has occurred recently in the Masai Mara nor to gain publicity. It is written because attention is currently on this horrific story and its time more people need to be educated. Our work...
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Africa’s Imperiled Wild Lions Don’t Need Petting and Walking Operations/Africa’s Imperiled Wild Lions Don’t Need Petting and Walking Operations

Africa’s Imperiled Wild Lions Don’t Need Petting and Walking Operations/Africa’s Imperiled Wild Lions Don’t Need Petting and Walking Operations | Human-Wildlife Conflict: Who Has the Right of Way? | Scoop.it
Attempts by “walking with lions” or “cub-petting” operators to establish new commercial ventures in Mozambique and Zambia under the guise of “lion conservation” should raise serious concern among o…
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