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

Journal Article (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.

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Cited Authors

  • Creel, S; Becker, MS; Durant, SM; M'Soka, J; Matandiko, W; Dickman, AJ; Christianson, D; Dröge, E; Mweetwa, T; Pettorelli, N; Rosenblatt, E; Schuette, P; Woodroffe, R; Bashir, S; Beudels-Jamar, RC; Blake, S; Borner, M; Breitenmoser, C; Broekhuis, F; Cozzi, G; Davenport, TRB; Deutsch, J; Dollar, L; Dolrenry, S; Douglas-Hamilton, I; Fitzherbert, E; Foley, C; Hazzah, L; Henschel, P; Hilborn, R; Hopcraft, JGC; Ikanda, D; Jacobson, A; Joubert, B; Joubert, D; Kelly, MS; Lichtenfeld, L; Mace, GM; Milanzi, J; Mitchell, N; Msuha, M; Muir, R; Nyahongo, J; Pimm, S; Purchase, G; Schenck, C; Sillero-Zubiri, C; Sinclair, ARE; Songorwa, AN; Stanley-Price, M; Tehou, CA; Trout, C; Wall, J; Wittemyer, G; Zimmermann, A

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1413 - e3

PubMed ID

  • 23837659

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-0248

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-023X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ele.12145


  • eng