Comparable space use by lions between hunting concessions and national parks in West Africa

Kirby Mills, Yahou Harissou, Isaac Gnoumou, Yaye Abdel-Nasser, Benoit Doamba & Nyeema Harris
Spatially varied resources and threats govern the persistence of African lions across dynamic protected areas. An important precursor to effective conservation for lions requires assessing tradeoffs in space use due to heterogeneity in habitat, resources, and human presence between national parks and hunting areas, the dominant land-use classifications across their range. We conducted the largest camera survey in West Africa, encompassing 3 national parks and 11 hunting concessions in Burkina Faso and Niger, equating to...
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