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Abstract Capacity understanding has been a central driving force in both the biological and human dimensions of wildlife management. The concept of biological carrying capacity has been recognized for a long time. For many years, reference has been made to another form of carrying capacity, that...
Abstract Wildlife managers often encounter stakeholder groups with differing beliefs about ideal population levels of wildlife and appropriate management actions toward wildlife. For example, hunters, farmers, foresters, and suburban homeowners often express different acceptance capacities for...
Abstract A key question in considering wildlife stakeholder acceptance capacity (WSAC) is scale of the problem or opportunity for which WSAC is a concern. Experience indicates that human communities, typically delineated by named places, usually are the relevant scale. This level of human...
Abstract The increased frequency of cougar attacks on humans throughout western North America has created a daunting challenge for wildlife managers concerned about sustainable coexistence of humans and large carnivores. A mail back questionnaire (n = 805) measured wildlife stakeholder...
Abstract The formal concept of wildlife stakeholder acceptance capacity (WSAC) in wildlife management is less than a generation old. The genesis of wildlife management in North America occurred during a time when populations of many wildlife species were low, their habitats were altered and...
Abstract The concept of wildlife stakeholder acceptance capacity (WSAC) has developed from different perspectives. Depending on the perspective taken by the scholars addressing the concept, it may be seen as primarily cultural, social, or economic in nature. Despite the “fuzziness,”; the...
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