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Carnivore conservation needs evidence-based livestock protection

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Biology, September 2018
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22 news outlets
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254 tweeters
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7 Facebook pages

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Title
Carnivore conservation needs evidence-based livestock protection
Published in
PLoS Biology, September 2018
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005577
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lily M. van Eeden, Ann Eklund, Jennifer R. B. Miller, José Vicente López-Bao, Guillaume Chapron, Mikael R. Cejtin, Mathew S. Crowther, Christopher R. Dickman, Jens Frank, Miha Krofel, David W. Macdonald, Jeannine McManus, Tara K. Meyer, Arthur D. Middleton, Thomas M. Newsome, William J. Ripple, Euan G. Ritchie, Oswald J. Schmitz, Kelly J. Stoner, Mahdieh Tourani, Adrian Treves

Abstract

Carnivore predation on livestock often leads people to retaliate. Persecution by humans has contributed strongly to global endangerment of carnivores. Preventing livestock losses would help to achieve three goals common to many human societies: preserve nature, protect animal welfare, and safeguard human livelihoods. Between 2016 and 2018, four independent reviews evaluated >40 years of research on lethal and nonlethal interventions for reducing predation on livestock. From 114 studies, we find a striking conclusion: scarce quantitative comparisons of interventions and scarce comparisons against experimental controls preclude strong inference about the effectiveness of methods. For wise investment of public resources in protecting livestock and carnivores, evidence of effectiveness should be a prerequisite to policy making or large-scale funding of any method or, at a minimum, should be measured during implementation. An appropriate evidence base is needed, and we recommend a coalition of scientists and managers be formed to establish and encourage use of consistent standards in future experimental evaluations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 246 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 53 22%
Student > Master 47 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 19%
Student > Bachelor 24 10%
Other 10 4%
Other 28 11%
Unknown 38 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 91 37%
Environmental Science 66 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 4%
Social Sciences 5 2%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 2%
Other 19 8%
Unknown 51 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 345. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 August 2020.
All research outputs
#46,464
of 16,293,248 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Biology
#121
of 4,717 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,399
of 280,386 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Biology
#3
of 88 outputs
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