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Leopards and landowners; Attitudes, conflict and incentives to increase leopard value on private properties

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Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 27, No 1 | a82 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v27i1.82 | © 2008 Editorial Office | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 September 2008 | Published: 16 September 2008

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Abstract

Leopards are frequently found on private land where they come in conflict with game and livestock farmers. Economic incentives are increasingly seen as a means to mitigate conflict. This study showed that 56.6 % of landowners were positive towards leopards, but 52 % indicated that leopards had no value.

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