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A New Era for Carnivore Conservation

by

L. David Mech1


Abstract: Restoration has become an important technique in carnivore management. As the public becomes increasingly interested in carnivores, their management may become more contentious. Nevertheless, the value of this charismatic group of animals is high. Although carnivores will have to be controlled and regulated in some situations, wherever possible they should be nurtured. The greatest challenges to carnivore conservation are to control the human population and to preserve as many extensive natural areas as possible.

Key words: bear, carnivore, cougar, fisher, marten, otter, reintroduction, restoration, wolf


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication LDM0152):
Mech, L. David.  1996.  A new era for carnivore conservation.  
     Wildlife Society Bulletin 24(3):397-401.

This resource should be cited as:

Mech, L. David.  1996.  A new era for carnivore conservation.  
     Wildlife Society Bulletin 24(3):397-401. Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/carncon/index.htm 
     (Version 16MAR2000).

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