News From the Field
Scientists Put Attitudes Toward Tigers On the Map
July 16, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A survey of neighbors in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which is home to some 125 adult tigers, reveals that views of wildlife conservation are not shaped by a person's contact with a tiger--i.e., a scare, an attack or losing livestock--but by a person's social and economic status. Neighborly feelings toward carnivores, they find, is something of a luxury.Full Story
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