Asian Big Cats and Humans

Human/big cat conflict is increasing at an alarming rate in much of Asia as a result of the growing human population and the resulting stress on the habitat areas of snow leopards, leopards, tigers, and other species of Asian wild cats. This article by Wendy Elliot and published in Pugmark Magazine explores several case studies regarding different methods of providing conservation incentives for residents of big cat areas. The article addresses livestock compensation schemes, livestock insurance schemes, improving the protection of livestock from predation, improving livestock husbandry, relocation, and alternative income generation schemes with specific links to Asian big cat human conflict mitigation.

A link to the full text of the article (PDF) is available on the WWF website.

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