Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2014
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Title
Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes
Published in
Science, December 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1257553
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Authors

Guillaume Chapron, Petra Kaczensky, John D. C. Linnell, Manuela von Arx, Djuro Huber, Henrik Andrén, José Vicente López-Bao, Michal Adamec, Francisco Álvares, Ole Anders, Linas Balčiauskas, Vaidas Balys, Péter Bedő, Ferdinand Bego, Juan Carlos Blanco, Urs Breitenmoser, Henrik Brøseth, Luděk Bufka, Raimonda Bunikyte, Paolo Ciucci, Alexander Dutsov, Thomas Engleder, Christian Fuxjäger, Claudio Groff, Katja Holmala, Bledi Hoxha, Yorgos Iliopoulos, Ovidiu Ionescu, Jasna Jeremić, Klemen Jerina, Gesa Kluth, Felix Knauer, Ilpo Kojola, Ivan Kos, Miha Krofel, Jakub Kubala, Saša Kunovac, Josip Kusak, Miroslav Kutal, Olof Liberg, Aleksandra Majić, Peep Männil, Ralph Manz, Eric Marboutin, Francesca Marucco, Dime Melovski, Kujtim Mersini, Yorgos Mertzanis, Robert W. Mysłajek, Sabina Nowak, John Odden, Janis Ozolins, Guillermo Palomero, Milan Paunović, Jens Persson, Hubert Potočnik, Pierre-Yves Quenette, Georg Rauer, Ilka Reinhardt, Robin Rigg, Andreas Ryser, Valeria Salvatori, Tomaž Skrbinšek, Aleksandar Stojanov, Jon E. Swenson, László Szemethy, Aleksandër Trajçe, Elena Tsingarska-Sedefcheva, Martin Váňa, Rauno Veeroja, Petter Wabakken, Manfred Wölfl, Sybille Wölfl, Fridolin Zimmermann, Diana Zlatanova, Luigi Boitani

Abstract

The conservation of large carnivores is a formidable challenge for biodiversity conservation. Using a data set on the past and current status of brown bears (Ursus arctos), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), gray wolves (Canis lupus), and wolverines (Gulo gulo) in European countries, we show that roughly one-third of mainland Europe hosts at least one large carnivore species, with stable or increasing abundance in most cases in 21st-century records. The reasons for this overall conservation success include protective legislation, supportive public opinion, and a variety of practices making coexistence between large carnivores and people possible. The European situation reveals that large carnivores and people can share the same landscape.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 2%
Spain 4 2%
Italy 3 1%
United States 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 225 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 23%
Student > Master 54 21%
Researcher 51 20%
Student > Bachelor 27 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 50 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 159 63%
Environmental Science 64 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Social Sciences 5 2%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 2%
Other 14 6%

Attention Score in Context

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