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    Author(s): Susana Rostro-Garcia; Lhendup Tharchen; Leandro Abade; Christos Astaras; Samuel A. Cushman; David W. Macdonald
    Date: 2016
    Source: Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0335-9.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Livestock predation by tiger and leopard in Bhutan is a major threat to the conservation of these felids. Conflict mitigation planning would benefit from an improved understanding of the spatial pattern of livestock kills by the two predators.

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    Rostro-Garcia, Susana; Tharchen, Lhendup; Abade, Leandro; Astaras, Christos; Cushman, Samuel A.; Macdonald, David W. 2016. Scale dependence of felid predation risk: Identifying predictors of livestock kills by tiger and leopard in Bhutan. Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0335-9.

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    Keywords

    carnivore conservation, human-carnivore conflict, livestock predation, MaxEnt, multi-scale analysis, Panthera pardus, Panthera tigris, spatial predation risk modeling, scale optimization

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