Conserving large populations of lions - the argument for fences has holes

Journal Article

Packer et al. reported that fenced lion populations attain densities closer to carrying capacity than unfenced populations. However, fenced populations are often maintained above carrying capacity, and most are small. Many more lions are conserved per dollar invested in unfenced ecosystems, which avoid the ecological and economic costs of fencing. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd/CNRS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Creel, S; Becker, MS; Durant, SM; M'Soka, J; Matandiko, W; Dickman, AJ; Christianson, D; Dröge, E; Mweetwa, T; Pettorelli, N; al, E

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1413 - 14e3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-023X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ele.12145