Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Capacity building for management of livestock owners- wildlife conflict
Mukesh Kumar, HR Meena, Niva Bara and Kirti
Livestock ownersâ€“wildlife conflict is a global issue, which has been extensively studied all over the world. Conflict between livestock owners and wildlife is one of the most urgent wild animal conservation issues worldwide, yet efforts to synthesize knowledge about these conflicts have been few. For management strategies to be effective a thorough understanding of the dynamics of livestock owners-wildlife conflicts (LOWC) is necessary.Evidence of conflict affecting over 75.00% of the world's felid species. The severity of conflict increases with felid body mass and is of greatest conservation significance to nine species: caracal, cheetah, Eurasian lynx, jaguar, leopard, lion, puma, snow leopard and tiger. This paper also reveal specific gaps in knowledge about LOWC and required actions within this aspect of wildlife conservation. With only 31.00 % of implemented management strategies having been evaluated scientifically, there is a need for greater and more rigorous evaluation and a wider dissemination of results. Also urgently required are standardized reporting techniques to reduce the current disparity in conflict reporting methods and facilitate resolution of patterns and trends in the scale of LOWC worldwide.
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Mukesh Kumar, HR Meena, Niva Bara and Kirti. Capacity building for management of livestock owners- wildlife conflict. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2268-2271.