Livestock farmers’ traits, perceptions and knowledge on vertebrate scavengers in Central Nepal

Aishwarya Bhattacharjee, Bipana Maiya Sadadev, Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya, Rishi Baral, Juan Manuel Pérez-García, Andrés Giménez Casalduero, José Antonio Sánchez-Zapata & José Daniel Anadón
1. There is a long-standing relationship between humans and vertebrate scavengers, as scavengers’ contributions take on regulating (e.g. nutrient recycling, disease control), material (e.g. competition, livestock depredation) and non-material (e.g. sky burials, ecotourism) roles in society. A social-ecological approach to studying biodiversity is increasingly needed, since the inclusion of local perceptions and knowledge has proven critical for effective conservation programs and ecosystem management. 2. We examine livestock farmers’ perceptions and knowledge related to vertebrate scavengers...
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